Usefulness of Leksell GammaPlan for preoperative planning of brain tumor resection: delineation of the cranial nerves and fusion of the neuroimaging data, including diffusion tensor imaging.

Manabu Tamura*, Yoshiyuki Konishi, Noriko Tamura, Motohiro Hayashi, Naoyuki Nakao, Yuji Uematsu, Toru Itakura, Jean Régis, Jean François Mangin, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Hiroshi Iseki

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Abstract

Leksell GammaPlan (LGP) software was initially designed for Gamma Knife radiosurgery, but it can be successfully applied to planning of the open neurosurgical procedures as well. We present our initial experience of delineating the cranial nerves in the vicinity of skull base tumors, combined visualization of the implanted subdural electrodes and cortical anatomy to facilitate brain mapping, and fusion of structural magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging performed with the use of LGP before removal of intracranial neoplasms. Such preoperative information facilitated choosing the optimal approach and general surgical strategy, and corresponded well to the intraoperative findings. Therefore, LGP may be helpful for planning open neurosurgical procedures in cases of both extraaxial and intraaxial intracranial tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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