Aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-protoporphyrin IX fluorescence guided tumour resection. Part 1: Clinical, radiological and pathological studies.

@article{Colditz2012AminolevulinicA,
  title={Aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-protoporphyrin IX fluorescence guided tumour resection. Part 1: Clinical, radiological and pathological studies.},
  author={Michael J Colditz and Rosalind L. Jeffree},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={1471-4}
}
The intraoperative identification and resection of glioma is a significant and important challenge in neurosurgery. Complete resection of the enhancing tumour increases the median survival time in glioblastoma compared to partial glioma resection; however, it is achieved in fewer than half of eligible patients when conventional tumour identification methods are used. Increasing the incidence of complete resection, without causing excess morbidity, requires new methods to accurately identify… CONTINUE READING

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