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
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Clinical Neurology

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    Tamura, M., Konishi, Y., Tamura, N., Hayashi, M., Nakao, N., Uematsu, Y., Itakura, T., Régis, J., Mangin, J. F., Muragaki, Y., & Iseki, H. (2013). 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. Unknown Journal, 116, 179-185.