Fluorescence-guided surgery of pediatric brain tumors

T. Beez, S.S. Sarikaya-Seiwert, N. Etminan, S. Eicker, H.J. Steiger & D. Hänggi
Objective: Fluorescence guided surgery with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) for adult malignant glioma was tested in a phase III trial in which an increase in the rate of gross total resection as well as an improvement of the progression free survival were observed. The technique has since been established[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]