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Præoperativ funktionel magnetisk resonans-billeddannelse hos patienter med hjernetumor
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2010 (Danish)In: Ugeskrift for læger, ISSN 0041-5782, Vol. 172, no 35, 2370-2376 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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INTRODUCTION: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) allows important functions in the brain cortex to be mapped noninvasively. The purpose with this work was to investigate a possible correlation between the distance from the tumour margin to fMRI activity and postoperative neurological deficits by means of a standardised method for measurement of distance. A second purpose was to investigate the influence of preoperative fMRI on the neurosurgical decision-making process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 25 patients. The inclusion criteria were surgery or biopsy after fMRI plus a three-month postoperative assessment. A total of 14 patients complied with these requirements (six men and eight women, the mean age was 39 years). fMRI raw data was collected using a three tesla magnetic resonance scanner (Signa HDx R14M5, GE Healthcare). The distance from the tumour margin to fMRI activation was measured using GE-reformat version 4.2 after raw data had been postprocessed using GE BrainwavePA version 1.3.08130. The neurosurgeons valuation of fMRI in the preoperative decision-making process was obtained using a standard questionnaire. RESULTS: There was a trend of association between distance from tumour to eloquent functional areas and the patients' postoperative neurological outcome (Fisher's exact test: distance < 15 mm, p = 0.43; distance < 10 mm, p = 0.14). fMRI proved very useful when deciding whether to operate or not (42%), when deciding the surgical approach (50%) and when deciding the extent of the surgical approach (83%). CONCLUSION: The standardised method for measurement of distance between tumour margin and fMRI activity can contribute to the preoperative risk assessment in patients with brain tumours.

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2010. Vol. 172, no 35, 2370-2376 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-130852PubMedID: 20825741OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-130852DiVA: diva2:351514
Title in english: Preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging in patients with brain tumorsAvailable from: 2010-09-14 Created: 2010-09-14 Last updated: 2012-03-12Bibliographically approved

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