Surgically induced contrast enhancements on intraoperative and early postoperative MRI following high-grade glioma surgery: A systematic review

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For the radiological assessment of resection of high-grade gliomas, a 72-h diagnostic window is recommended to limit surgically induced contrast enhancements. However, such enhancements may occur earlier than 72 h post-surgery. This systematic review aimed to assess the evidence on the timing of the postsurgical MRI. PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane were searched following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Only original research articles describing surgically induced contrast enhancements on MRI after resection for high-grade gliomas were included and analysed. The frequency of different contrast enhancement patterns on intraoperative MRI (iMRI) and early postoperative MRI (epMRI) was recorded. The search resulted in 1443 studies after removing duplicates, and a total of 12 studies were chosen for final review. Surgically induced contrast enhancements were reported at all time points after surgery, including on iMRI, but their type and frequency vary. Thin linear contrast enhancements were commonly found to be surgically induced and were less frequently recorded on postoperative days 1 and 2. This suggests that the optimal time to scan may be at or before this time. However, the evidence is limited, and higher-quality studies using larger and consecutively sampled populations are needed.

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StatusUdgivet - 2021

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