Preoperative visualization of the lenticulostriate arteries associated with insulo-opercular gliomas using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging

Toshihiro Kumabe, Ryuta Saito, Masayuki Kanamori, Yukihiko Sonoda, Shuichi Higano, Syouki Takahashi, Teiji Tominaga

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Abstract

Improving the extent of resection and reducing the risk of neurological complications are important goals in the treatment of insulo-opercular gliomas [1-5, 10-13]. Aggressive surgical resection of intrinsic insular gliomas is associated with high rates of gross total resection and low rates of permanent neurological deficits and requires meticulous surgical approach based on the regional insular anatomy [1-5, 8-13]. Interruption of the perforating lenticulostriate arteries (LSA) and long insular arteries that arise from the M2 [8] can damage the descending motor pathways [7] and cause postoperative hemiplegia [4]. Therefore, preservation of the perforating arteries is of utmost importance during surgical resection of insulo-opercular tumors [2, 4, 5, 8].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurovascular Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationMRI and Microangiography
PublisherSpringer London
Pages295-303
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781848821330
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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