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Surgical anatomy and functional connectivity of the limbic system

Published in Neurosurgical Focus. 2009, vol. 27, no. 2, p. E3
Abstract OBJECT: The goal in this study was to highlight the potential of currently available imaging techniques for surgical planning of procedures in and around the limbic system. METHODS: The authors review traditional and newer imaging techniques as applied to neurosurgical planning. Today MR imaging techniques play a preponderant role. The various applications of functional techniques such as diffusion weighted, diffusion tensor, perfusion, and functional MR imaging methods are discussed. RESULTS: In addition to the high-resolution studies of anatomy that can be acquired, especially at higher field strengths ( ≥ 3 T), MR imaging now also offers the possibility of acquiring functional, metabolic, hemodynamic, and molecular information on normal and pathological brain processes. CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge obtained using the various imaging techniques contributes substantially to understanding the disease processes in a way that drastically improves surgical planning.
Keywords Brain MappingBrain Neoplasms/diagnosis/pathology/*surgeryDiffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methodsHumansImage Processing, Computer-AssistedLimbic System/*anatomy & histology/pathology/*surgeryMagnetic Resonance Imaging/*methodsMagnetic Resonance SpectroscopyNeural Pathways/anatomy & histology/pathologyNeurosurgical Procedures/methodsPatient Care PlanningPreoperative Care
PMID: 19645559
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Research groups Ischémie cérébrale et connectivité (801)
Groupe Schaller Karl-Lothard (neurochirurgie) (851)
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LÖVBLAD, Karl-Olof, SCHALLER, Karl Lothard. Surgical anatomy and functional connectivity of the limbic system. In: Neurosurgical Focus, 2009, vol. 27, n° 2, p. E3. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19553

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