Quality of life and its dependent functional factors in patients who received awake surgery

Takeaway

  • Executive function, verbal fluency, and movement affected quality of life (QoL) in patients with grade II/III glioma who received awake surgery.

Why this matters

  • Awake surgery has been used in patients with low- and high-grade glioma and helped preserve their neurocognitive function, language, and sensorimotor function.  

  • Functional factors, return to work, and oncological aspects have been used for evaluating outcomes of awake surgery in patients with glioma, while QoL has not been directly assessed yet.