Background: Preservation of language and cognition is crucial in glioma surgery, as they are crucial aspects of daily life functioning. Several studies claimed that awake surgery in eloquent areas is demanded in low and high-grade gliomas. Cognitive and language outcome has been less investigated in high-grade gliomas compared to low-grade. Method: We analyzed the neuropsychological and neuro-oncological outcome of nineteen patients (from a cohort of forty patients) who underwent fully awake surgery for resection of malignant tumors located in eloquent areas. Results: Post-surgery, linguistic functions were unchanged in 80 % of patients. Slight impairments in memory and executive functions were observed in about 50 % of patients. Survival rate at one year follow-up was 89 %. Results showed that awake procedure is safe, well tolerated and related with good linguistic outcome similar to low-grade gliomas. The majority of patients reported a good outcome in term of quality of life. Conclusions: Our results confirm that awake surgery is associated to good cognitive and linguistic clinical outcome also in malignant tumors.

Cognitive and linguistic outcomes after awake craniotomy in patients with high-grade gliomas / Bonifazi, S.; Passamonti, C.; Vecchioni, S.; Trignani, R.; Martorano, P. P.; Durazzi, V.; Lattanzi, S.; Mancini, F.; Ricciuti, R. A.. - In: CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY. - ISSN 0303-8467. - 198:(2020), p. 106089. [10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.106089]

Cognitive and linguistic outcomes after awake craniotomy in patients with high-grade gliomas

Bonifazi S.;Passamonti C.;Durazzi V.;Lattanzi S.;Mancini F.;Ricciuti R. A.
2020-01-01

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Background: Preservation of language and cognition is crucial in glioma surgery, as they are crucial aspects of daily life functioning. Several studies claimed that awake surgery in eloquent areas is demanded in low and high-grade gliomas. Cognitive and language outcome has been less investigated in high-grade gliomas compared to low-grade. Method: We analyzed the neuropsychological and neuro-oncological outcome of nineteen patients (from a cohort of forty patients) who underwent fully awake surgery for resection of malignant tumors located in eloquent areas. Results: Post-surgery, linguistic functions were unchanged in 80 % of patients. Slight impairments in memory and executive functions were observed in about 50 % of patients. Survival rate at one year follow-up was 89 %. Results showed that awake procedure is safe, well tolerated and related with good linguistic outcome similar to low-grade gliomas. The majority of patients reported a good outcome in term of quality of life. Conclusions: Our results confirm that awake surgery is associated to good cognitive and linguistic clinical outcome also in malignant tumors.
2020
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