Over the past decade, the reluctance to operate in eloquent brain areas has been reconsidered in the light of the advent of new peri-operative functional neuroimaging techniques and new evidence from neuro-oncology. To maximise tumour resection while minimising morbidity should be the goal of brain surgery in children as much as it is in adults, and preservation of brain functions is critical in the light of the increased survival and the expectations in terms of quality of life.

Intra-operative neurophysiological mapping and monitoring during brain tumour surgery in children: an update

Coppola, Angela;TRAMONTANO, Vincenzo;SQUINTANI, Giovanna;SALA, Francesco
2016

Abstract

Over the past decade, the reluctance to operate in eloquent brain areas has been reconsidered in the light of the advent of new peri-operative functional neuroimaging techniques and new evidence from neuro-oncology. To maximise tumour resection while minimising morbidity should be the goal of brain surgery in children as much as it is in adults, and preservation of brain functions is critical in the light of the increased survival and the expectations in terms of quality of life.
Children; Cortical mapping; Intraoperative neurophysiology; Motor evoked potentials; Neuromonitoring; Paediatric brain tumours; Subcortical mapping
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