Marcos Escosa Bagé*
Department of Neurosurgery, CHIP Hospital Complex, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Marcos Escosa Bagé, Department of Neurosurgery, CHIP Hospital Complex, Spain.
Received: October 17, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020
Current technologies used for glioblastoma resection seems to improve accuracy in achieving gross total resection but overall survival has been similar in the last decades with only minimal improvement. Non-enhancing areas on contrast enhanced T1-weighted MRI images has the highest density of viable malignant cells and MRI sequences are not tumor specific, making complete resection of the tumor and obtaining better survival very difficult despite the current combination of treatments. In this article we review the latest technological advances that attempt to improve tumor resection to prolong survival time.
Keywords: Gross Total Resection (GTR); Glioblastoma Multiform (GBM); Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)
Citation: Marcos Escosa Bagé. “Glioblastoma Surgery: Technology for Gross Total Resection. A Review". Acta Scientific Neurology 3.12 (2020): 51-54.
Copyright: © 2020 Marcos Escosa Bagé. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.