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Functional MRI in pre-surgical planning : case of study and cautionary notes

dc.contributor.authorSpottiswoode, Bruce S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDu Plessis, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGretschel, Arminen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLotz, Jan W.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T08:19:12Z
dc.date.available2013-07-03T08:19:12Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.citationSpottiswoode, B. ., Du Plessis, S., Gretschel, A. & Lotz, J.W. 2012. Functional MRI in pre-surgical planning: case of study and cautionary notes. South African Journal of Radiology; 16(3):107-110, doi: 10.4102/sajr.v16i3.293 .en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2078-6778 (online)
dc.identifier.issn027-202X (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/81913
dc.descriptionCITATION: Spottiswoode, B.S., Du Plessis, S., Gretschel, A. & Lotz, J.W. 2012. Functional MRI in pre-surgical planning: case of study and cautionary notes. South African Journal of Radiology; 16(3):107-110, doi: 10.4102/sajr.v16i3.293 .en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/293en_ZA
dc.description.abstractBackground. Since its inception almost 20 years ago, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has greatly advanced our knowledge of human brain function. Although the clinical applications of fMRI are still limited, there have recently been encouraging advances for its use in pre-operative functional cortical mapping to identify potentially eloquent areas prior to neurosurgery. Objectives. We explore the potential use of this emerging technique by presenting a neurosurgical case study, as performed at the Cape Universities Brain Imaging Centre (CUBIC), Tygerberg, Cape Town. We conclude with a brief summary of the potential pitfalls of this technique, as well as cautionary guidelines based on our experience. Methods and results. A 22-year-old male patient from Tygerberg Hospital underwent the successful resection of an anaplastic astrocytoma after fMRI presurgical planning at our facility. The subject was able to leave the ward unassisted. Conclusion. If consideration is given to the many limitations of this emerging technique, fMRI can be useful in aiding the neurosurgeon in pre-operative planning of his surgical approach.en_ZA
dc.format.extentpage 107-110 : illustrations
dc.publisherCannon Medical Media Publicationen_ZA
dc.subjectAstrocytomas -- Surgeryen_ZA
dc.subjectBrain -- Tumors -- Surgeryen_ZA
dc.subjectBrain -- Magnetic resonance imagingen_ZA
dc.titleFunctional MRI in pre-surgical planning : case of study and cautionary notesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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