Tumours of the limbic and paralimbic systems

M. G. Yaşargil, K. von Ammon, E. Cavazos, T. Doczi, J. D. Reeves, P. Roth

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Clinical manifestations, findings, management and outcome of a series of 177 cases with tumours of the limbic and paralimbic systems are presented. There was no operative mortality. Postoperatively 95% of them had no or only minor neurological deficits. Most of them were able to resume work. Pre-operatively 77% of the patients had epilepsy, but 84% became seizure-free after tumour removal. All 77 cases with malignant tumours died within 1-5 years. In the past many neurosurgeons were reluctant to attempt complete tumour removal in these areas. This series demonstrates the efficacy of highly skilled microneurosurgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-52
Number of pages13
JournalActa neurochirurgica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1992


  • Limbic system
  • clinical manifestation
  • management
  • paralimbic system
  • result
  • tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Yaşargil, M. G., von Ammon, K., Cavazos, E., Doczi, T., Reeves, J. D., & Roth, P. (1992). Tumours of the limbic and paralimbic systems. Acta neurochirurgica, 118(1-2), 40-52. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01400725