A method for safely resecting anterior butterfly gliomas: the surgical anatomy of the default mode network and the relevance of its preservation.

@article{Burks2017AMF,
  title={A method for safely resecting anterior butterfly gliomas: the surgical anatomy of the default mode network and the relevance of its preservation.},
  author={Joshua Dee Burks and Phillip A. Bonney and Andrew K P Conner and Chad A. Glenn and Robert G Briggs and James D. Battiste and Tressie M McCoy and Daniel L O'Donoghue and Dee Wu and Michael E. Sughrue},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={126 6},
  pages={1795-1811}
}
OBJECTIVE Gliomas invading the anterior corpus callosum are commonly deemed unresectable due to an unacceptable risk/benefit ratio, including the risk of abulia. In this study, the authors investigated the anatomy of the cingulum and its connectivity within the default mode network (DMN). A technique is described involving awake subcortical mapping with higher attention tasks to preserve the cingulum and reduce the incidence of postoperative abulia for patients with so-called butterfly gliomas… CONTINUE READING