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[New possibilitys in surgery for brain tumors with intraoperative MRI].

Journal article
Authors Daniel Nilsson
Asgeir Store Jakola
Martin Hubrich
Lars Jönsson
Birgitta Leiram
Thomas Skoglund
Published in Lakartidningen
Volume 116
ISSN 1652-7518
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Language sv
Links www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...
Subject categories Neurology, Cancer and Oncology, Neurosurgery, Radiology

Abstract

In surgery for brain tumors, the main challenge is to resect the tumor completely without causing injury to surrounding structures. Intraoperative MRI can provide updated information on remaining tumor and the relationship to critical brain structures. We report our initial experiences from an intraoperative 3 T MRI suite from a surgical, radiological and anesthesiological perspective. The technique has been useful in treating pediatric brain tumor patients, pituitary tumors, low-grade gliomas and epilepsy surgery patients. Image quality has been comparable to conventional diagnostic MRI and there have been no adverse events from the technique. Team-based training and simulation are key factors to manage this complex technical environment and make intraoperative MRI into a routine procedure.

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