The reliability of neuroanatomy as a predictor of eloquence: a review.

  title={The reliability of neuroanatomy as a predictor of eloquence: a review.},
  author={Nader Pouratian and Susan Y. Bookheimer},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={28 2},
The adjacency of intracranial pathology to canonical regions of eloquence has long been considered a significant source of potential morbidity in the neurosurgical care of patients. Yet, several reports exist of patients who undergo resection of gliomas or other intracranial pathology in eloquent regions without adverse effects. This raises the question of whether anatomical and intracranial location can or should be used as a means of estimating eloquence. In this review, the authors… 

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