Neurophysiological techniques as an aid to surgical treatment of primary brain tumors

Harold H. Morris, Hans Lüders, Joseph F. Hahn, Ronald P. Lesser, Dudley S. Dinner, Melinda L. Estes

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Abstract

We describe a method of cortical stimulation for localizing functional area of brain before operation for primary brain tumors that was carried out in 14 patients. The method is unique in that the stimulation is done over several days using chronically indwelling subdural electrode arrays. In addition to cortical stimulation findings, somatosensory evoked potentials were helpful in locating the sensorimotor strip. The neurophysiological data have allowed an aggressive neurosurgical attack without producing a functional deficit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-567
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of neurology
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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