Friday, December 2, 2016
Eloquent area located tumor #awakesurgery, Iceland
by Iceland "Neurophysiology Plus" Informal Grup
Reykjavík, December 2016
On 1st of December 2016, a patient with left frontal lobe space-occupying lesion was operated with awake surgery in Iceland.
A team coordinated by Ingvar Ólafsson performed preoperative neuropshychological tests and intraoperative direct brain cortical stimulation in awake patient to localize motor speech area with the aim to avoid possible neurological injuries during the procedure. The patient collaborated very well and the removal of the tumor was performed always with the patient in awakefullness performing speech mapping and several specific cognitive tests (here).