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Modern image-guided surgical strategies in neurosurgical oncology

Submission deadline: 31 March 2022
Special Issue Editors
Giovanni Grasso, PhD
Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnostics (BiND), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: Brain neoplasms; Trigeminal neuralgia and other neurovascular conflicts; Cerebral vascular malformations; Headaches and neuromuscular syndromes; Spinal diseases; Microsurgical techniques; Canalicular syndromes of peripheral nerves (entrapment neuropathies)
Fabio Torregrossa, MD
Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnostics (BiND), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: Gliomas; Brain mapping; Brain neoplasms; neuroregeneration; Traumatic brain injury; Cerebral vascular malformations; Pain
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The primary endpoint in neurosurgical oncology is preserving the functional integrity of eloquent areas while maximizing surgical resection. Therefore, neurosurgical planning and oncological strategies should take into count the onco-functional balance to reach the maximal safe resection (MSR) of the tumor. Preserving crucial brain function is directly correlated with an increasing quality of life, especially in high-grade gliomas. In this context, advanced image-guided surgical strategies such as intraoperative-MRI, resting-state fMRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and intraoperative ultrasound are progressively establishing their role as fundamental tools in neuro-oncology.
This special issue aims to focus on pre-surgical and peri-operative image strategies able to assist the surgeon to reach the MSR, looking on the quality of life of neurosurgical patients.

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Grasso and Dr. Fabio Torregrossa

Guest Editor

Keywords
Neuro-oncology
Quality of life
Eloquent areas
Brain tumor
Brain plasticity
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