Mini Review - Integrative Neuroscience Research (2023) Volume 6, Issue 3
Innovations in neurosurgical techniques for brain tumor resection
Kentaro Yamane *
Department of Neurosurgery, Iwate Medical University, Yahaba, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kentaro Yamane
Department of Neurosurgery,
Iwate Medical University,
Received: 30-May-2023, Manuscript No. AAINR-23-101811; Editor assigned: 02-Jun-2023, PreQC No. AAINR-23-101811(PQ); Reviewed: 16-Jun-2023, QC No. AAINR-23-101811; Revised: 21-Jun-2023, Manuscript No. AAINR-23-101811; Published: 28-Jun-2023, DOI:10.35841/aainr-6.3.153
Citation: Yamane K. Innovations in neurosurgical techniques for brain tumor resection. Integr Neuro Res. 2023;6(3):153
Surgical resection plays a critical role in the management of brain tumors, aiming to alleviate mass effect, obtain histological diagnosis, and potentially improve patient survival. This section provides an overview of the significance of neurosurgical techniques in brain tumor resection and highlights the need for continuous innovation to enhance surgical precision and patient outcomes .
Accurate preoperative planning is crucial for successful brain tumor resection. This section discusses the recent innovations in imaging techniques, such as functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and intraoperative MRI (iMRI). These advanced imaging modalities provide detailed anatomical and functional information, facilitating the identification of critical structures, tumor boundaries, and eloquent brain areas. The integration of imaging data with surgical navigation systems enables precise targeting during the resection process .
Surgical navigation systems have revolutionized the field of neurosurgery by providing real-time guidance during brain tumor resection. This section explores the advancements in image-guided navigation systems, including frameless stereotaxy, robotic-assisted surgery, and augmented reality. These technologies enhance surgical accuracy, enable more precise tumor targeting, and minimize the risk of damage to adjacent healthy brain tissue .
Preserving neurological function is of paramount importance during brain tumor resection. Intraoperative monitoring and mapping techniques allow surgeons to identify and protect critical brain areas involved in motor, sensory, and language functions. This section discusses innovations in techniques such as awake craniotomy, direct cortical stimulation, and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, which aid in real-time identification and preservation of vital functional areas .
Minimally invasive techniques have gained prominence in neurosurgery, offering potential benefits such as reduced surgical trauma, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery. This section explores innovations in minimally invasive approaches for brain tumor resection, including endoscopic-assisted surgery, laser ablation, and stereotactic radiosurgery. These techniques are particularly valuable for deep-seated or inoperable tumors, providing alternative treatment options with improved patient outcomes .
The field of neurosurgical techniques for brain tumor resection is constantly evolving. This section discusses future directions and emerging innovations, such as fluorescence-guided surgery, molecular imaging, and neuroprotection strategies. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations and on-going research to further refine and optimize these techniques. In conclusion, the article highlights the transformative potential of innovative neurosurgical techniques in improving surgical outcomes and ultimately enhancing the quality of life for patients with brain tumors.
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