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Table 2 Postoperative course

From: Changing the clinical course of glioma patients by preoperative motor mapping with navigated transcranial magnetic brain stimulation

  nTMS non-nTMS p-value
Median postoperative Karnofsky performance status (%) 80.0 (95% CI 76.1 – 83.9) 80.0 (95% CI 76.1 – 83.9) 0.3311
Median inpatient stay (days) 12.0 (95% CI 10.5 – 13.5) 14.0 (95% CI 11.6 – 16.4) 0.0446
Residual tumor (%) 34.3 54.3 0.0172
Unexpected residual (%) 15.7 32.9 0.0180
Surgery-related paresis (%) None 78.6 70.0 0.1138
Transient 8.6 4.3
Permanent 12.9 25.7
Surgery-related complications on MRI (%) Increasing edema 6.7 5.4 0.5154
Ischemia 18.7 9.5
Bleeding 13.3 17.6
CSF circulation dysfunction 1.3 2.7
  1. This table provides information about the postoperative course of the nTMS compared to the non-nTMS group, including Karnofsky performance status (KPS), inpatient stay, residual tumor, unexpected residual, surgery-related paresis, and surgery-related complications as shown by MRI.