The insular lobe: physiopathological and surgical considerations.

@article{Duffau2000TheIL,
  title={The insular lobe: physiopathological and surgical considerations.},
  author={Hugues Duffau and Laurent Capelle and Manuel J. Pereira Lopes and Thierry Faillot and J. P. Sichez and Denis Fohanno},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={801-10; discussion 810-1}
}
OBJECTIVE Surgery of the insula represents a technical challenge, because of the proximity of the internal capsule to the lenticulostriate arteries and the lack of certainty concerning its functionality. Using intraoperative direct cerebral stimulation, combined with neuronavigation, the authors operated on 12 insular gliomas. On the basis of this experience, the physiopathological and surgical implications are discussed. METHODS A low-grade insular glioma, revealed by seizures, was diagnosed… CONTINUE READING

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