Intraoperative subcortical stimulation mapping for hemispherical perirolandic gliomas located within or adjacent to the descending motor pathways: evaluation of morbidity and assessment of functional outcome in 294 patients.

  title={Intraoperative subcortical stimulation mapping for hemispherical perirolandic gliomas located within or adjacent to the descending motor pathways: evaluation of morbidity and assessment of functional outcome in 294 patients.},
  author={Guven Evren Keles and David A. Lundin and Kathleen R. Lamborn and Edward F. Chang and George A. Ojemann and Mitchel S. Berger},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={100 3},
OBJECT Intraoperative stimulation mapping of subcortical white matter tracts during the resection of gliomas has become a valuable surgical adjunct that is used to reduce morbidity associated with tumor removal. The purpose of this retrospective analysis was to assess the morbidity and functional outcome associated with this method, thus allowing the surgeon to predict the likelihood of causing a temporary or permanent motor deficit. METHODS In this study, the authors report their experience… 

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