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Intraoperative MRI with integrated functional neuronavigation-guided resection of supratentorial cavernous malformations in eloquent brain areas.
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PMID:  21719294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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; the surrounding hypointense rims were completely removed in 15 patients and partially removed in 10. No new neurologic disorders occurred postoperatively. Twenty patients had preoperative epileptic seizures, nine of whom were refractory to treatment. During follow-up, seizure outcome was assessed using the Engel classification, and 11 patients with non-refractory epilepsy had a class I outcome. Of the nine patients with refractory epilepsy, seven (77.8%) had a class I outcome, one (11.1%) had a class II outcome, and one (11.1%) had a class III outcome.
Guo-Chen Sun; Xiao-Lei Chen; Yan Zhao; Fei Wang; Zhi-Jun Song; Yu-Bo Wang; Dong Wang; Bai-Nan Xu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurosurgery, PLA General Hospital, 28 Fuxing Rd, Beijng 100853, China.
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