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Volume 36, Number 5

May 2007

Neuro-oncology at the Crossroads

The notion of a tumour in the brain is a most terrifying prospect for most individuals and many physicians. Yet brain tumour is the...

Multivoxel MR Spectroscopic Imaging – Distinguishing Intracranial Tumours from Non-neoplastic Disease

The presence of focal intracranial disease may be due to a variety of diseases, including primary neoplasm, metastatic tumour, abscess, subacute infarction and developmental...

Epidemiology, Management and Treatment Outcome of Medulloblastoma in Singapore

Medulloblastoma (MBL) is the most common type of malignant brain tumour in childhood. It belongs to the group of tumours known as primitive neuroectodermal...

Anaesthetic Management of Awake Craniotomy for Tumour Resection

Historically, surgery for intractable epilepsy was performed with the patient awake for at least some part of the procedure to facilitate cortical mapping and...

Awake Craniotomy Under Local Anaesthesia and Monitored Conscious Sedation for Resection of Brain Tumours in Eloquent Cortex – Outcomes in 20 Patients

The aims of surgical management in the resection of brain tumours are to obtain an accurate histological diagnosis, achieve maximal resection with minimal morbidity,...