Awake brain surgery

September 11, 2021 0 By Dr Biji Bahuleyan

Awake craniotomy is a robust, excellent and versatile addition to the existing range of high-tech methods that are available for safe removal of brain tumours with utmost precision.

A middle-aged man was found having seizures in his sleep by his roommates. Evaluation with an MRI of his brain showed a lesion on the right side of the brain (in the right-hand area) that controls his left-hand functions. The lesion had MRI characteristics suggestive of a malignant brain tumour (Fig. 1). 

The human brain is made up of many functional areas, some of which are extremely important for our normal functioning. These important areas are called the “eloquent regions” of the brain. These regions include areas of the brain that control the hand and…

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