Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging in epilepsy surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Cameron Englman, Charles B Malpas, A Simon Harvey, Wirginia J Maixner, Joseph Yuan-Mou Yang
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021
This systematic review investigated the added value of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI)-guidance in epilepsy surgery, compared to conventional non-iMRI surgery, with respect to the rate of gross total resection (GTR), postoperative seizure freedom, neurological deficits, non-neurological complications and reoperations. A comprehensive literature search was conducted using Medline, Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane Reviews databases. Randomized control trials, case control or cohort studies, and surgical case series published from January 1993 to February 2021 that reported on iMRI-guided epilepsy surgery outcomes for either adults or children were eligible for inclusion. Studies c..View full abstract
We thank Ms. Poh Chua at the Royal Children's Hospital library for her assistance with the literature search. We thank the support from The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infras-tructure Support Program.