Evaluation of surgical benefits derived from combined 5-ALA/intraoperative MRI resection guidance vs. intraoperative MRI guidance alone – a matched cohort analysis of primary glioblastoma cases

Moritz Scherer, Christin Dictus, Bernhard Beigel, Andreas Bartsch & Andreas Unterberg
Objective: While the contribution of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA) and intraoperative MRI (iMRI) on their own to optimize the extent of resection in glioblastoma (GBM) surgery is obvious, a possible benefit of simultaneous use of both methods in resection guidance remains elusive. In this study we [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]