5-ALA complete resections go beyond MR contrast enhancement: shift corrected volumetric analysis of the extent of resection in surgery for glioblastoma

Philippe Schucht, Sonja Knittel, Kathleen Seidel, Michael Murek, Andreas Raabe & Jürgen Beck
Objective: 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) tumor fluorescence is increasingly used to improve visualization of tumor tissue and thereby to increase the rate of patients with gross total resections. In this study we measured the resection volumes in patients who underwent 5-ALA- guided surgery for non-eloquent[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]