A unique resource on glioma leverages advances and firsthand insights to enact meaningful change
Glioblastoma (GBM) or glioma is an extremely aggressive and malignant brain tumor, with cell infiltration, rapid
invasion, and a high frequency of relapse.
The Glioma Book by neurosurgeon Michael Sughrue is a highly personal book ?a culmination of two years of writing and
more than 1,000 surgeries. It presents a unique viewpoint with the potential to transform the traditional paradigm that
too often informs treatment of this universally fatal brain tumor. The book reinterprets the role of the cerebrum and
sub-cortex, leverages scientific advances to improve cytoreduction and reduce neurological deficits, and challenges
the myth of the "inoperable" glioma.
This is the first step-by-step technical guide focused on aggressively resecting different types of gliomas.
The book is logically organized, starting with a foundation of fundamental knowledge, then progressing to practical
applications. Chapters focus on the skills necessary to perform glioma surgery, specific techniques, and systematic
approaches to gliomas in different brain regions.
Part I Foundations
1. Why Better Glioma Surgery Matters
2. Sughrue뭩 Three Laws of Glioma Surgery
3. Surface and Gross Anatomy of the Cerebrum
4. An Introduction to Macroconnectomic Networks in Cerebral Surgery
5. White Matter Anatomy of the Cerebrum
6. Functional Networks of the Human Cerebrum
7. Awake Brain Mapping: Goals, Methods, and Logistics
Part II Applications
8. Functional Testing for Brain Mapping
9. Going from Scan to Plan in a Glioma Surgery
10. Frontal Lobe Gliomas
11. Temporal Lobe Gliomas
12. Insular Gliomas
13. Parietal and Occipital Gliomas
14. Difficult Gliomas
Part III Integration
15. Unique Issues with Recurrent Gliomas
16. Large Multilobar Gliomas
17. Cases That Taught Me Lessons