What is it about?
This study aimed to assess the clinical efficiency of combined awake craniotomy with 3-T intraoperative MRI (iMRI)–guided resection of gliomas adjacent to eloquent cortex. It also sought to explore the contribution of iMRI to surgeons’ learning process of maximal safe resection of gliomas.
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Why is it important?
The analysis of one hundred six consecutive cases revealed that combined awake craniotomy and iMRI is a safe and efficient technique allowing maximal safe resection of eloquent area gliomas with possible subsequent benefit in terms of the overall and progression-free survival. Although there is a learning curve for applying this technique, it can also improve the surgeon’s ability in eloquent glioma surgery.
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This page is a summary of: Contribution of combined intraoperative electrophysiological investigation with 3-T intraoperative MRI for awake cerebral glioma surgery: comprehensive review of the clinical implications and radiological outcomes, Neurosurgical FOCUS, March 2016, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG), DOI: 10.3171/2015.12.focus15572.
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