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A comparison between preoperative magnetic resonance and intraoperative ultrasound tumor volumes and margins

A comparison between preoperative magnetic resonance and intraoperative ultrasound tumor volumes... A major obstacle in surgical neuro‐oncology is differentiating the interface between tumor and normal brain. Twenty‐two brain tumors were evaluated preoperatively with magnetic resonance imaging. Intraoperative ultrasonography was used to guide suggical resection of these tumors, and results were compared with surgical and pathologic findings. Ultrasound tumor volume estimates were larger than T1 gadolinium‐enhanced and T1 non‐gadolinium‐enhanced volumes, but these differences did not reach statistical significance. Similarly T2 volumes were larger than the corresponding sonographic volumes, except for the subset of low‐grade gliomas, and in that instance the difference was small, but again the differences were not statistically significant. Ultrasonography enhanced identification of infiltrating tumor cells beyond falsely underestimated tumor margins as defined by T1 images. Ultrasound images helped differentiate edema as seen on T2 images from solid tumor and normal brain. The information gained from ultrasound images can be used to enhance tumor resection and improve patient survival and quality of life. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Clinical Ultrasound Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0091-2751
eISSN
1097-0096
DOI
10.1002/jcu.1870220107
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Abstract

A major obstacle in surgical neuro‐oncology is differentiating the interface between tumor and normal brain. Twenty‐two brain tumors were evaluated preoperatively with magnetic resonance imaging. Intraoperative ultrasonography was used to guide suggical resection of these tumors, and results were compared with surgical and pathologic findings. Ultrasound tumor volume estimates were larger than T1 gadolinium‐enhanced and T1 non‐gadolinium‐enhanced volumes, but these differences did not reach statistical significance. Similarly T2 volumes were larger than the corresponding sonographic volumes, except for the subset of low‐grade gliomas, and in that instance the difference was small, but again the differences were not statistically significant. Ultrasonography enhanced identification of infiltrating tumor cells beyond falsely underestimated tumor margins as defined by T1 images. Ultrasound images helped differentiate edema as seen on T2 images from solid tumor and normal brain. The information gained from ultrasound images can be used to enhance tumor resection and improve patient survival and quality of life. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Journal

Journal of Clinical UltrasoundWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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