We describe how a neuropsychological evaluation in patients with brain tumors should be performed, specifically in the case of low-grade gliomas. Neuropsychological examination is crucial before starting any treatment as well as during the follow-up, since it can improve neurosurgery techniques and reveal potential cognitive effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, besides planning rehabilitation. We underline that sensitive and wide-ranging tests are required; specific tasks based on the lesion site should be added. Moreover, some tests can provide additional information about the evolution of the tumor. A careful, thorough examination improves quality of life.
|Titolo:||Measuring clinical outcomes in neuro-oncology : a battery to evaluate low-grade gliomas (LGG)|
CASAROTTI, ALESSANDRA (Secondo)
BELLO, LORENZO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11060-012-0824-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|