Special Issue "Recent Advancements in the Surgical Treatment of Brain Tumors"

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This special issue belongs to the section "Surgical Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Soichi Oya
Guest Editor
Department of Neurosurgery, Saitama Medical Center/University, Saitama 350-8550, Japan
Interests: brain tumor; craniopharyngioma; endoscopic surgery; glioma; intraventricular tumor; meningioma; pediatric brain tumor; skull base tumor; surgical resection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The surgical treatment of brain tumors has been continuously refined. To enhance the safety and efficacy of surgery, our understanding of pathophysiology and the knowledge regarding recent advancements in imaging technology and surgical devices need to be updated and incorporated into surgical procedures. For this Special Issue, we welcome manuscripts focusing on recent advancements in the surgical resection of any type of brain tumors. The choice of suitable frameworks is quite flexible; for example, malignant/benign brain tumors, intraventricular tumors, skull base tumors, pediatric tumors, intraoperative monitoring, etc. We hope that this Special Issue will contribute to furthering understanding of the recent advancements and future perspectives regarding surgery for brain tumors.

Dr. Soichi Oya
Guest Editor

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  • brain tumor
  • endoscopic surgery
  • exoscopic surgery
  • imaging technology
  • intraoperative monitoring
  • robotic surgery
  • skull base tumor
  • surgical device
  • surgical resection
  • surgical simulation

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Combined Exoscopic and Endoscopic Technique for Craniofacial Resection
Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28(5), 3945-3958; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28050336 - 04 Oct 2021
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We determined the feasibility of the combined exoscopic-endoscopic technique (CEE) as an alternative to the microscope in craniofacial resection (CFR). This retrospective study was conducted at a single institution and included eight consecutive patients with head and neck tumors who underwent CFR between [...] Read more.
We determined the feasibility of the combined exoscopic-endoscopic technique (CEE) as an alternative to the microscope in craniofacial resection (CFR). This retrospective study was conducted at a single institution and included eight consecutive patients with head and neck tumors who underwent CFR between September 2019 and July 2021. During the transcranial approach, microsurgery was performed using an exoscope in the same manner as in traditional microscopic surgery, and an endoscope was used at the blind spot of the exoscope. The exoscope provided images of sufficient quality to perform microsurgery, while the sphenoid sinus lumen was the blind spot of the exoscope during anterior (n = 3) and anterolateral CFR (n = 2), and the medial aspect of the temporal bone was the blind spot of the exoscope during temporal bone resection (n = 2). These blind spots were visualized by the endoscope to facilitate accurate transection of the skull base. The advantages of the exoscope and endoscope include compact size, ergonomics, surgical field accessibility, and equal visual experience for neurosurgeons and head and neck surgeons, which enabled simultaneous transcranial and transfacial surgical procedures. All the surgeries were successful without any relevant complications. CEE is effective in transcranial skull base surgery, especially CFR involving simultaneous surgical procedures. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Minimally invasive endoscopic keyhole approach for meningiomas

Authors: Tadashi Watanabe, Kenichiro Iwami, Yugo Kishida, Tetsuya Nagatani, Shigeru Miyachi

Affiliation: Aichi Medical University, Japan


Title: The combined exoscopic and endoscopic technique for craniofacial resection

Authors: Kenichiro Iwami; Tadashi Watanabe; Koji Osuka; Tetsuya Ogawa; Shigeru Miyachi; Yasushi Fujimoto

Affiliation: Aichi Medical University, Japan


Title: Eloquent lower grade gliomas, a highly vulnerable cohort: Assessment of patients’ functional outcome after surgery based on the LoG-Glio registry

Authors: Pala, J. Onken, S. Rückriegel, C. von der Brelie, M. Nadji-Ohl, R. Gerlach, M.T. Forster, M. Unteroberdörster, K. Kniese, C. Rohder, R. Wirtz, I. Ernestus, A. Nabavi, O. Ganslandt, V. Rohde, M. Löhr P. Vajcoczy, J. Coburger

Affiliation: University of Ulm, Günzburg, Germany


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