Maximizing the extent of resection in glioblastoma surgery: 5-ALA versus intraoperative MRI

Constantin Roder, Sotirios Bisdas & Marcos Tatagiba
Objective: A safe total resection followed by adjuvant chemoradiotherapy should be the primary goal in the treatment of glioblastomas (GBMs) to enable patients the longest survival possible. Two major techniques, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)- and intraoperative MRI (iMRI)- assisted surgery, have been[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]