Neuropathological Considerations in Management of Deep-Seated Gliomas

  • Peter C. Johnson
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Neurosurgery book series (COPENEU)


Simultaneous developments in microneurosurgical techniques, neuroradiology, and neuropathology offer hope that in the future effective treatment strategies may be developed for a disease currently with a poor prognosis—deep-seated glial tumors of the brain. The purpose of this report is to communicate our recent findings from a study that utilized a newly developed technique involving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), followed by pathological analysis, of postmortem brain specimens harboring these neoplasms.1 I will discuss our results in light of current and prior related studies and then postulate possible future avenues for study.


White Matter Tract Sphenoid Sinus Stereotactic Biopsy Infiltrate Tumor Cell Suprasellar Cistern 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter C. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuropathologyBarrow Neurological InstitutePhoenixUSA

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