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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 401359, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/401359
Case Report

Combined Awake Craniotomy with Endoscopic Port Surgery for Resection of a Deep-Seated Temporal Lobe Glioma: A Case Report

1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian, Suite B-400, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2Capital Insititute for Neurosciences, Two Capital Way, Suite 456, Pennington, NJ 08534, USA

Received 24 December 2012; Accepted 13 March 2013

Academic Editor: Aaron S. Dumont

Copyright © 2013 Lance Bodily et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The authors describe the combination of awake craniotomy and minimally invasive endoscopic port surgery to resect a high-grade glioma located near eloquent structures of the temporal lobe. Combined minimally invasive techniques such as these may facilitate deep tumor resection within eloquent regions of the brain, allowing minimum white matter dissection. Technical aspects of this procedure, a case outcome involving this technique, and the direction of further investigations for the utility of these techniques are discussed.