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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(11), 301-304
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-11-10
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Brain Mapping Assisted Motor Strip Lesions Excision: Series of 3 Cases

Sharad Samson Rajmani1, , Ahmed Al Azri1, Neeraj Salhotra1, Samit Biniwale1, Bashar Al Tunbi1 and Faraz Qayyum Khan1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Khoula Hospital Muscat Oman

Pub. Date: September 10, 2019

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Sharad Samson Rajmani, Ahmed Al Azri, Neeraj Salhotra, Samit Biniwale, Bashar Al Tunbi and Faraz Qayyum Khan. Brain Mapping Assisted Motor Strip Lesions Excision: Series of 3 Cases. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(11):301-304. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-11-10


The excision of lesions around motor strip amounts to profound morbidity in term of neurodeficit in postoperative period. Use of navigation and motor strip mapping, connectome study preoperatively for better surgical outcome are useful tools to minimize the neurodeficit specially in patients who are not a candidate for the awake craniotomy. We present our three patients who underwent brain mapping in the excision and gave good postoperative outcome.

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