The Current Status of Radical Resection for Gliomas

  • Elizabeth M Mutisya
  • Mitchel S Berger

In the United States, the incidence of intracranial tumors is 4.5 per 100,000 population. Primary neoplasms account for the majority of intracran'ial tumors in most series, approximately half of which are gliomas. Although the optimal treatment for these tumors remains widely debated, recent studies reveal improved survival rates and better seizure control with radical resection, supporting the role of this approach in the management of gliomas. Several techniques, many new, facilitate maximum resection while minimizing morbidity. These include frameless and framebased stereotaxy, intraoperative ultrasonography, optical imaging, electrocorticography, functional mapping, functional magnetic resonance imaging, magnetoencephalography, and Wada testing. Radical resection may bicurative for some low-grade gliomas, and it is used in conjunction . with adjuvant irradiation or chemotherapy in the treatment of malignant lesions.


Malignant Glioma Radical Resection Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Intractable Epilepsy Functional Mapping 
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