Brain retraction and thickness of cerebral neocortex: an automated technique for detecting retraction-induced anatomic changes using magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Little2010BrainRA,
  title={Brain retraction and thickness of cerebral neocortex: an automated technique for detecting retraction-induced anatomic changes using magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Andrew S. Little and Seban Liu and Scott C. Beeman and Tejas Sankar and Mark C. Preul and Leland S. Hu and Kris A Smith and Leslie C. Baxter},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 3 Suppl Operative},
  pages={ons277-82; discussion ons282}
}
BACKGROUND Treating deep-seated cerebral lesions often requires retracting the brain. Retraction, however, causes clinically significant postoperative neurological deficits in 3% to 9% of intracranial cases. OBJECTIVE This pilot study used automated analysis of postoperative magnetic resonance images (MRIs) to determine whether brain retraction caused local anatomic changes to the cerebral neocortex and whether such changes represented sensitive markers for detecting brain retraction injury… CONTINUE READING