Surgery on Advanced Gliomas

Resection of even later stage gliomas can improve survival and quality of life. The challenge for the surgical team is to remove as much of the tumor as possible while safeguarding the brain.

Program Highlights:

1. Large experience here at Hopkins (0:14)
2. Contrast agents accumulate in certain places (1:15)
3. Difference dramatic (2:15)
4. Astrocytoma is an infiltrative tumor  (3:05)
5. Not all grade 3 tumors become grade 4 (4:07)
6. Grade 4 can require diffuse therapy (5:08)
7. Don't create a new neurological problem (6:05)
8. End (7:00)

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