Adult low-grade gliomas are diffuse, intrinsic, slow-growing primary brain neoplasms that most commonly occur in otherwise healthy young adults. They are classified as WHO grade 2 tumors and frequently manifest mutations of the IDH1 gene with variable 1p and 19q deletions (oligodendroglial lineage) or p53 deletions (astrocytic lineage). They invariably progress to higher-grade gliomas. Surgery is generally
Archived Survey Results
Which should be the main source of clinical decision-making?
- Accumulated personal experience and knowledge (52%, 46 Votes)
- Evidence-based medicine (48%, 43 Votes)
Total Voters: 89
Which of the following is the best option at this time?
- Continued observation with bi-annual gadolinium-enhanced MRI (61%, 11 Votes)
- Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and gross-total resection (22%, 4 Votes)
- Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and debulking (11%, 2 Votes)
- Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and open biopsy (6%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 18
I would be willing to financially support neurosurgical residency training.
- No (61%, 60 Votes)
- Yes (39%, 39 Votes)
Total Voters: 99
Neurosurgeons can and should debate political issues in our meetings and publications.
- Yes (55%, 92 Votes)
- No (45%, 76 Votes)
Total Voters: 168
What do you consider the biggest neurosurgical invention in the last 100 years?
- operating microscope (52%, 145 Votes)
- bipolar (33%, 91 Votes)
- frameless stereotaxy (8%, 21 Votes)
- Bovie (5%, 14 Votes)
- stereotactic frame (2%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 280