Clinical and radiographic features of peritumoral infarction following resection of glioblastoma

S. Ulmer, T. A. Braga, F. G. Barker, M. H. Lev, R. G. Gonzalez, J. W. Henson

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Abstract

Focal areas of restricted diffusion adjacent to high-grade glioma resection cavities were detected in 70% of patients on immediate postoperative MRI studies. Follow-up studies demonstrated cystic encephalomalacia in 91% of these foci, suggesting the presence of infarction, and the infarcted tissue demonstrated enhancement in 43% of cases. New postoperative deficits correlated well with the anatomic region of infarction in six patients. Enhancement in perioperative infarcts can mimic tumor progression on follow-up imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1668-1670
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume67
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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