Fluorescence-guided resection under the YELLOW 560 nm surgical microscope filter in malignant brain tumor surgery – A feasibility study

Karl-Michael Schebesch, Martin Proescholdt, Julius Höhne, Christoph Hohenberger, Ernil Hansen, Markus J. Riemenschneider, Winfried Ullrich, Christian Doenitz, Juergen Schlaier, Max Lange & Alexander Brawanski
Objective: In glioma surgery, the extent of resection (EOR) is one important predictor of the progression-free survival. In 2006, fluorescence-guided surgery using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has been shown to improve the EOR in malignant gliomas. However, the use of 5-ALA is complex and has certain[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]