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Language Mapping for Glioma

Last Updated: September 28, 2018

Figure 1: Cushing’s own illustrations show his passion for cortical electrophysiology. Forester, Penfield, and Boldrey further refined the techniques of cortical stimulation and shaped our understanding of this method. There is some controversy if Cushing had intended to sketch the face of William Osler in the left image. 

Large Dominant Frontal Glioma: Awake Mapping Techniques

The goal of glioma surgery is to maximize tumor resection while avoiding neurologic morbidity. Other advantages of resection include a decreased risk of sampling error associated with the biopsy procedure, seizure control, improvement of symptoms caused by mass effect, and in the case of low-grade gliomas, a decreased risk of future malignant transformation through cytoreductive surgery.  The extent of resecti...