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Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;27(1):108-10. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2012.714014. Epub 2012 Aug 30.

Corticospinal tractography as a prognosticator for motor improvement after brainstem cavernoma resection.

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Brain Tumor Center, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA.

Abstract

Given their highly eloquent location, surgical morbidity of brainstem cavernomas (BSCs) remain significant. Currently, there are no clinical factors or imaging techniques that can reliably predict post-operative motor improvement. Diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) might have some prognostic value. We present a case supporting the use of DTI as predictor of motor recovery following brainstem surgery.

PMID:
22931358
DOI:
10.3109/02688697.2012.714014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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