Intraoperative MRI with integrated functional neuronavigation-guided resection of supratentorial cavernous m alformations in eloquent brain areas☆

Intraoperative MRI with integrated functional neuronavigation-guided resection of supratentorial cavernous malformations in eloquent brain areas☆

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 29 June 2011
Guo-chen, Sun , Xiao-lei, Chen , Yan, Zhao , Fei, Wang , Zhi-Jun, Song , …
Between March 2009 and January 2010, 36 patients with 38 supratentorial cavernous malformations in eloquent brain areas underwent surgery with the aid of intraoperative MRI (iMRI), functional neuronavigation, and electrocorticography (ECoG). To optimize outcomes, the hemosiderin-stained tissue surrounding the lesion in addition to the cavernous malformation itself (lesion) was microsurgically removed, leaving behind only small areas adjacent to, or overlapping with, functional areas. According to the Zabramski classification, there were 13 type I lesions, which all underwent total resection. There were 25 type II or III lesions with a surrounding hypointense rim, and all of these lesions were completely removed;…



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