Degree of surgical resection depends not only on surgeon skill and experience. Location of the tumor and involvement of critical brain structures, also called eloquent brain, determines how aggressive the surgery can be in removing the bulk of the malignant brain tumor.
Malignant brain tumors are those which rapidly grow and take out brain function if left untreated. The classical example is Glioblastoma, previously called Glioblastoma Multiforme or GBM. GBM is a World Health Organization Grade IV astrocytic tumor and leads to severe disability and death within a year or less. Patients with GBM include Composer […]