Awake craniotomy to maximize glioma resection: methods and technical nuances over a 27-year period.

@article{HerveyJumper2015AwakeCT,
  title={Awake craniotomy to maximize glioma resection: methods and technical nuances over a 27-year period.},
  author={Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper and Jing Li and Darryl Lau and Annette M. Molinaro and David W Perry and Lingzhong Meng and Mitchel S. Berger},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={325-39}
}
OBJECT Awake craniotomy is currently a useful surgical approach to help identify and preserve functional areas during cortical and subcortical tumor resections. Methodologies have evolved over time to maximize patient safety and minimize morbidity using this technique. The goal of this study is to analyze a single surgeon's experience and the evolving methodology of awake language and sensorimotor mapping for glioma surgery. METHODS The authors retrospectively studied patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING