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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-38

Awake craniotomies


1 Department of Neurosurgery, NMCH, Nellore, India
2 Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Mexico
3 Chair, Dept of Neurosurgery, NMCH, Nellore, India

Correspondence Address:
S P Singh
Senior Registrar, Department of Neurosurgery, NMCH, Nellore, A.P.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Awake craniotomy surgery is performed when a tumor lies near or close to functional areas, like motor and speech areas. During surgery cortical stimulation together with brain mapping is executed to clearly define the extent of the tumor boundaries as well as the area through which the lesion can be approached . Throughout this surgery the patient is awake and cooperative. This article gives the advantages of awake craniotomy.


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