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OBJECTIVES To describe functional recovery after surgical resection of low grade gliomas (LGG) in eloquent brain areas, and discuss the mechanisms of compensation. METHODS Seventy-seven right-handed patients without deficit were operated on for a LGG invading primary and/or secondary sensorimotor and/or language areas, as shown anatomically by(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgery of the insula represents a technical challenge, because of the proximity of the internal capsule to the lenticulostriate arteries and the lack of certainty concerning its functionality. Using intraoperative direct cerebral stimulation, combined with neuronavigation, the authors operated on 12 insular gliomas. On the basis of this(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the growing use of intraoperative functional mapping in supratentorial low grade glioma (LGG) surgery, few studies have compared series of patients operated on without and with direct electrical stimulation (DES) by the same team. The present study compared the rate of LGG surgery performed in eloquent areas, the rate of postoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE With the aim to better evaluate the role of the insula in seizures and the therapeutic implications, we analyzed the rate of insular low-grade gliomas (LGG) presenting with medically refractory epilepsy, detailed their ictal symptoms, and described the epileptological results following their surgical resection. METHODS Eleven patients (8 men, 3(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to determine the somatotopical structure-function relationships of the primary motor cortex in individual patients by using functional magnetic resonance (fMR) imaging. This was done to assess whether there is a displacement of functional areas compared with anatomical landmarks in patients harboring brain tumors close to(More)
Classical studies of the anatomy of the liver have led to the wide practice of hepatic resection. The difficulties encountered in the course of either right hepatectomy enlarged to include segment IV or left hepatectomy are mainly related to the vascular relations of this liver segment. This paper presents a summary of data from the literature concerning(More)
We report the first observation of real-time intraoperative evidence of a retrocentral redistribution of motor areas with an unmasking of precentral redundant motor sites, before and after, respectively, surgical removal of a precentral arteriovenous malformation using direct electrical stimulation. This study shows large-scale plasticity of the motor(More)
Indications of surgical treatment for lesions in the central nervous system depend on the risk of a definitive neurological deficit, related to the benefit of resection. Detection of eloquent areas is then necessary because of major individual variability. Neuro-imaging functional techniques are in development and are beginning to be efficient for cortical(More)
OBJECT In this study the authors sought to estimate the frequency, seriousness, and delay of rebleeding in a homogeneous series of 20 patients whom they treated between May 1987 and May 1997 for arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) that were revealed by intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The natural history of intracranial dural AVFs remains obscure. In many studies(More)
Although intracranial cavernomas are known to cause haemorrhage, data concerning the frequency, severity and delay of recurrent bleedings are controversial. We report a series of 6 patients with histologically proven cavernoma, presenting with early clinical signs and radiological proof of rebleeding, that is occurring in the first month after initial overt(More)