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Clinical Aspects of Gliomas

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Tumors of the central nervous system represent a therapeutic challenge. Although there is a multitude of histological subgroups, the main entities are of astrocytic and oligodendrocytic origin. The majority of these lesions have an infiltrative nature, which is, in conjunction with the vicinity of highly specialized eloquent areas, highly demanding on the surgical skills and technologies applied.

This paper discusses the clinical presentation, new technology and treatment algorithms currently employed in the treatment of these tumors.

Keywords: Gliomas; intraoperative imaging; multimodal diagnostics

Document Type: Original Article


Affiliations: Department of Neurosurgery, University Kiel (UKK), Germany

Publication date: 2002-07-01

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