CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2020; 9(02): 135-140
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705289
Techniques in Neurosurgery

Basic Principles of Intraoperative Ultrasound Applied to Brain Tumor Surgery

1  Department of Surgical Neuro-Oncology, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico City, Mexico
,
Javier Avendaño
1  Department of Surgical Neuro-Oncology, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico City, Mexico
,
Sergio Moreno-Jimenez
1  Department of Surgical Neuro-Oncology, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico City, Mexico
,
Santiago Nuñez
1  Department of Surgical Neuro-Oncology, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico City, Mexico
,
Rocio Mamani
1  Department of Surgical Neuro-Oncology, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico City, Mexico
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Abstract

Intraoperative ultrasound (US) has been shown to possess great value in assessing tumor volume and localization, especially for primary resection of gliomas and metastatic lesions. Given that US is a technology that is highly user dependent, many surgeons have encountered problems with the usage of this technology, as well as interpretation of intraoperative US images, limiting its full potential. This article focuses on the basic knowledge a neurosurgeon must acquire to properly use and interpret intraoperative US to improve tumor localization and extent of resection during brain tumor surgery.



Publication History

Publication Date:
23 April 2020 (online)

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