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Table 2 The changing of hydrocephalus and visual field before and after emergency irradiation

From: Emergency irradiation of 3.4Gy/2f in pineal gland germinoma patients with symptomatic hydrocephalus

Parameters Pre-emergency-irradiation Post-emergency-irradiation P value
Hydrocephalus improvement (mm)
 Maximum width of FN 11.6 (range 3.0 to 23.1) 8.0 (range 2.0 to 15.0) < 0.001
 Minimum width of TCC 39.0 (range 19.4 to 56.4) 31.4 (range 12.0 to 49.3) < 0.001
Median MD (n = 14)
 Right eyes −4.6(range − 10.1 to − 0.9) −2.2(range − 7.3 to − 0.4) 0.18
 Left eyes −3.4(range − 10.8 to − 1.4) −3.0(range − 14.5 to − 0.7) 0.87
  1. Abbreviations: FN frontal horn, TCC trunk of corpus callosum, MD mean deviation