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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
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Random Sample

Archived Survey Results

 

Which should be the main source of clinical decision-making?

  • Accumulated personal experience and knowledge (59%, 44 Votes)
  • Evidence-based medicine (41%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

 

Which of the following is the best option at this time?

  • Continued observation with bi-annual gadolinium-enhanced MRI (63%, 10 Votes)
  • Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and gross-total resection (19%, 3 Votes)
  • Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and debulking (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Awake craniotomy, cortical mapping and open biopsy (5%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

 

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

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