Brain surgery in motor areas: the invaluable assistance of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.

AIM Surgery for tumors in the central and precentral region, as much as for insular tumors, places at risk the functional integrity of the motor cortex and the subcortical motor pathways. These procedures may therefore benefit from the assistance of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (INM). INM consists of "mapping" and true "monitoring" (the… CONTINUE READING