|Grossman R, Ram Z|
Awake Craniotomy in Glioma Surgery
European Association of NeuroOncology Magazine 2014; 4 (1): 27-33
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Keywords: awake craniotomy, cortical mapping, malignant glioma, tumour resection
Awake craniotomy for resection of gliomas aims to balance tumour removal with preservation of function. In this article, the authors provide a comprehensive review that summarizes the most recent available data regarding various aspects of awake craniotomy including the rationale for using this technique, the potential benefit, and the associated complications in the modern neurosurgical era.