Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Background: Neurooncologic patients frequently require surgery, and neurosurgical devices are often implanted during neurosurgery. These devices could disturb oncologic follow-up by magnetic resonance imaging. Methods: The authors describe the use of neurosurgical devices, such as bone substitutes, ventriculoperitoneal shunts, and titanium skull fixations, in neurooncologic patients. Results: Acrylic cement cranioplasty, valve of ventriculoperitoneal shunt, and titanium skull fixations produced magnetic artifacts disturbing postoperative magnetic resonance imaging. Conclusions: The authors highlight the fact that all these neurosurgical devices implanted during surgery should be carefully evaluated to allow appropriate imaging follow-up for neurooncologic patients, which is a problem that remains underreported in the literature.