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Utility of presurgical navigated transcranial magnetic brain stimulation for the resection of tumors in eloquent motor areas.
OBJECT Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) is a newly evolving technique. Despite its supposed purpose (for example, preoperative central region mapping), little is known about itsExpand
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Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking using navigated brain stimulation—a feasibility study
BackgroundNavigated brain stimulation (NBS) is a newly evolving technique. In addition to its supposed purpose, e.g., preoperative mapping of the central region, little is known about its further useExpand
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Postoperative ischemic changes following resection of newly diagnosed and recurrent gliomas and their clinical relevance.
OBJECT The aim of surgical treatment of glioma is the complete resection of tumor tissue with preservation of neurological function. Inclusion of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the postoperativeExpand
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Utility of diffusion tensor-imaged (DTI) motor fiber tracking for the resection of intracranial tumors near the corticospinal tract
PurposeTreatment of intracranial tumors near the corticospinal tract remains a surgical challenge. Several technical tools to map and monitor the motor tract have been implemented. The present studyExpand
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Frameless image-guided stereotaxy with real-time visual feedback for brain biopsy
BackgroundFrame-based stereotaxy remains the “gold standard” for cerebral biopsies and functional neurosurgery though new frameless stereotactic systems are evolving continually. As the technique ofExpand
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Revision Rate of Misplaced Pedicle Screws of the Thoracolumbar Spine-Comparison of Three-Dimensional Fluoroscopy Navigation with Freehand Placement: A Systematic Analysis and Review of the Literature.
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown higher accuracy rates of image-guided pedicle screw placement compared to freehand (FH) placement. However, data focusing on the impact of spinal navigation onExpand
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Early Morbidity and Mortality in 50 Very Elderly Patients After Posterior Atlantoaxial Fusion for Traumatic Odontoid Fractures.
BACKGROUND Traumatic odontoid fractures (tOFs) in the very elderly are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The best treatment strategy (conservative vs. surgery) is still unclear. METHODSExpand
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18F-fluoro-ethyl-tyrosine positron emission tomography for grading and estimation of prognosis in patients with intracranial gliomas.
INTRODUCTION Histopathological examination is the standard for grading and determination of diagnosis in intrinsic brain tumors though the possibility of malignization and tumor heterogeneity alwaysExpand
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Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a technical description and review of the literature
BackgroundMinimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) has been increasingly advocated during the last decade with new studies being reported every year. Minimally invasive spine procedures, such asExpand
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Prognostic Value of Tumor Volume in Glioblastoma Patients: Size Also Matters for Patients with Incomplete Resection
BackgroundIncomplete resection of glioblastoma is discussed controversially in the era of combined radiochemotherapy.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to analyze the benefit of subtotal tumorExpand
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