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Advances in Glioblastoma Operative Techniques.

TitleAdvances in Glioblastoma Operative Techniques.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBander ED, Magge R, Ramakrishna R
JournalWorld Neurosurg
Volume116
Pagination529-538
Date Published2018 Aug
ISSN1878-8769
KeywordsBrain Neoplasms, Glioblastoma, Humans, Monitoring, Intraoperative, Neuronavigation, Neurosurgical Procedures, Ultrasonography
Abstract

Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of gross total resection in improving patient survival in glioblastoma (GBM). Advances in surgical tools and techniques such as intra-operative imaging, fluorescent agents, and functional imaging sequences are allowing for better identification of tumor borders and vital eloquent cortex in order to safely achieve higher rates of complete resections. Furthermore, due to the limits of surgical resection alone, new minimally invasive techniques for treatment of GBM are under development. These advances are crucial for improving neurosurgical care and outcomes in this difficult patient population.

DOI10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.023
Alternate JournalWorld Neurosurg
PubMed ID30049047