World Neurosurgery: X 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.wnsx.2019.100022 View full text
Angelo Pichierri, Marcus Bradley, Venkat Iyer

Abstract: Background Despite the most recent surgical aids and tools, surgical removal of infiltrating brain tumors remains a challenge. Unclear margins, edematous areas, and infiltrative behavior are the main causes for failing gross total removals. Also, excessive resection of peri-tumoral tissue often carries risks of damaging the nearby functioning cortical and subcortical structures with an unacceptable decrease in patient's quality of life and postoperative functional status, and the risk of making pa…

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