Beautiful eyes guiding powerful hands - The role of intraoperative imaging techniques in the surgical management of gliomas

Marco Riva, Giuseppe Casaceli, Antonella Castellano, Enrica Fava, Andrea Falini, Lorenzo Bello

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Abstract

The aims of the surgical management of cerebral gliomas are to achieve the widest feasible resection and preserve the patient's functional integrity. This results in an improved survival rate and a favourable quality of life. When treating this disease, current neuroradiological techniques are important for preoperative depiction and planning, and intraoperative image-guided resection, especially when the tumour involves eloquent cortical and subcortical structures. Knowledge of these techniques and their limitations, and appropriate expertise are therefore necessary to gain the complete benefit of their diagnostic and therapeutic power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-212
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurological Review
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Diffusion tensor imaging-fibre tractography (DTI-FT)
  • Functional MRI
  • Glioma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Neuronavigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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