Advertisement

Brain Tumor Resection: Intra-operative Ultrasound Imaging

  • Christof RennerEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis book series (HAYAT, volume 8)

Abstract

Surgery of brain tumors is still a challenge, because undoubtedly the extent of tumor resection correlates strongly with the survival time or progressive free interval, respectively. Because neurosurgeons view alone can make mistake (Albert et al. 1994), the success of a brain tumor operation depends on additional supporting tools for detection of suspected masses to optimize the extent of tumor removal. Therefore, besides the pre-operative diagnostic imaging, intra-operative imaging tools are of special importance.

Keywords

Resection Cavity Complete Tumor Removal Tumor Residue Brain Tumor Operation Volumetric Accuracy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

REFERENCES

  1. Albert, F.K., Forsting, M., Sartor, K., Adams, H.P., and Kunze, S. (1994) Early postoperative magnetic resonance imaging after resection of malignant glioma: objective evaluation of residual tumor and its influence on regrowth and prognosis. Neurosurgery 34:45–61PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Chacko, A.G., Kumar, N.K.S., Chacko, G., Athyal, R., and Rajshekhar, V. (2003) Intraoperative ultrasound in determining the extent of resection of parenchymal brain tumors – a comparative study with computed tomography and histopathology. Acta Neurochir. 145:743–748CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. French, L.A., Wild, J.J., and Neal, D. (1951) The experimental application of ultrasonics to the localization of brain tumors. J. Neurosurg. 8:198–203PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Hammoud, M.A., Ligon, B.L., elSouki, R., Shi, W.M., Schomer, D.R., and Sawaya, R. (1996) Use of intraoperative ultrasound for localizing tumors and determining the extent of resection: a comparative study with magnetic resonance imaging. J. Neurosurg. 84:737–741PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. LeRoux, P.D., Winter, T.C., and Berger, M.S. (1994) A comparison between preoperative magnetic resonance and intraoperative ultrasound tumor volumes and margins. J. Clin. Ultrasound 22:29–36PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Lindner, D., Trantakis, C., Arnold, S., Schmidtgen, A., Schneider, J., and Meixensberger, J. (2005) Neuronavigation based on intraoperative 3D-ultrasound during tumor resection. Computer assisted radiology and surgery proceedings of the 19th international congress and exhibition. Elsevier B.V., Berlin, pp. 815–820Google Scholar
  7. Nimsky, C., Gansland, O., von Keller, B., and Fahlbusch, R. (2004) Intraoperative high-field-strength MR Imaging: implementation and experience in 200 patients. Radiology 233:67–78PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Reinacher, P.C., and van Velthoven, V. (2003). Intraoperative ultrasound imaging: practical applicability as real-time navigation system. Acta Neurochir. Suppl. 85:89–93PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Renner, C., Lindner, D., Schneider, J.P., and Meixensberger, J. (2005) Evaluation of intra-operative ultrasound in brain tumor resection: a prospective study. Neurol. Res. 27:351–357PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Schneider, J.P., Schultz, T., Schmidt, F., and Kahn, T. (2001) Gross total surgery of supratentorial low-grade gliomas under intraoperative MR guidance. Am. J. Neuroradiol. 22:89–98PubMedGoogle Scholar
  11. Schulder, M., Liang, D., and Carmel, P. (2001) Cranial surgery navigation aided by a compact intraoperative magnetic resonance imager. J. Neurosurg. 94:936–945PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. van Velthoven, V. (2003) Intraoperative ultrasound imaging: comparison of pathomorphological findings in US versus CT, MRI and intraoperative findings. Acta Neurochir. Suppl. 85:95–99CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Wirtz, C.R., Albert, F.K., Schwaderer, C.H., and Kunze, S. (2000) The benefit of neuronavigation for neurosurgery analyzed by its impact on glioblastoma surgery. Neurol. Res. 22:354–360PubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. Woydt, M., Krone, A., Becker, G., Schmidt, K., Roggendorf, W., and Roosen, K. (1996) Correlation of intraoperative ultrasound with histopathological findings after tumour resection in supratentorial gliomas. Acta Neurochir. (Wien) 138:1391–1398CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Netherlands 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Personalised recommendations