By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Oncology Week -- Researchers detail new data in Oncology. According to news reporting from Maharashtra, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Intraoperative imaging is increasingly being used in resection of brain tumors. Navigable three-dimensional (3D)-ultrasound is a novel tool for planning and guiding such resections."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Tata Memorial Hospital, "We review our experience with this system and analyze our initial results, especially with respect to malignant gliomas. A prospective database for all patients undergoing sononavigation-guided surgery at our center since this surgery's introduction in June 2011 was queried to retrieve clinical data and technical parameters. Imaging was reviewed to categorize tumors based on enhancement and resectability. Extent of resection was also assessed. Ninety cases were operated and included in this analysis, 75 % being gliomas. The 3D ultrasound mode was used in 87 % cases (alone in 40, and combined in 38 cases). Use of combined mode function [ultrasound (US) with magnetic resonance (MR) images] facilitated orientation of anatomical data. Intraoperative power Doppler angiography was used in one-third of the cases, and was extremely beneficial in delineating the vascular anatomy in real-time. Mean duration of surgery was 4.4 hours. Image resolution was good or moderate in about 88 % cases. The use of the intraoperative imaging prompted further resection in 59 % cases. In the malignant gliomas (51 cases), gross-total resection was achieved in 47 % cases, increasing to 88 % in the 'resectable' subgroup. Navigable 3D US is a versatile, useful and reliable intraoperative imaging tool in resection of brain tumors, especially in resource-constrained settings where Intraoperative MR (IOMR) is not available."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It has multiple functionalities that can be tailored to suit the procedure and the experience of the surgeon."
For more information on this research see: Usefulness of three-dimensional navigable intraoperative ultrasound in resection of brain tumors with a special emphasis on malignant gliomas. Acta Neurochirurgica, 2013;155(12):2217-2225. Acta Neurochirurgica can be contacted at: Springer Wien, Sachsenplatz 4-6, PO Box 89, A-1201 Wien, Austria. (Springer - www.springer.com; Acta Neurochirurgica - www.springerlink.com/content/0001-6268/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.V. Moiyadi, Tata Mem Hosp, Dept. of Surg Pathol, Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Additional authors for this research include P.M. Shetty, A. Mahajan, A. Udare and E. Sridhar (see also Oncology).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Glioma, Surgery, Oncology, Maharashtra
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