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Knowing When to Stop Removing Tumor

Not all glioma cells can be visualized during brain tumor resection, making it difficult for a neurosurgeon to achieve maximal resection. Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, reviews the current techniques and technologies that are available to help optimize tumor resection. Later, he provides guidance on when a surgeon should stop removing brain tumor.

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Extent of resection for glioblastoma and why it’s not enough
Challenges during brain tumor resection surgery and how intraoperative mapping and DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) help
Visualization technologies (microscopes, fluorescence-guided surgery, etc.) and their role in optimizing tumor resection
Raman spectroscopy
Intraoperative imaging
When should we stop removing tumor?
Q&A/Discussion


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Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD.

Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD

Site Chair of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai-Union Square
Professor of Neurosurgery, and Oncological Sciences
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Director, Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory
Mount Sinai Health System

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