The intersect of neurosurgery with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

TitleThe intersect of neurosurgery with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKuzan-Fischer CM, Souweidane MM
JournalJ Neurosurg Pediatr
Date Published2019 12 01
KeywordsBiopsy, Blood-Brain Barrier, Brain Stem Neoplasms, Convection, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, Drug Delivery Systems, Humans, Infusions, Intra-Arterial, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Procedures, Stereotaxic Techniques, Ultrasonic Therapy

An invited article highlighting diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Journal of Neurosurgery, a journal known to define surgical nuance and enterprise, is paradoxical since DIPG has long been relegated to surgical abandonment. More recently, however, the neurosurgeon is emerging as a critical stakeholder given our role in tissue sampling, collaborative scientific research, and therapeutic drug delivery. The foundation for this revival lies in an expanding reliance on tissue accession for understanding tumor biology, available funding to fuel research, and strides with interventional drug delivery.

Alternate JournalJ Neurosurg Pediatr
PubMed ID31786541