Utility of preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging for identifying language cortices in patients with vascular malformations.

TitleUtility of preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging for identifying language cortices in patients with vascular malformations.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsPouratian, N, Bookheimer SY, Rex DE, Martin NA, Toga AW
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume13
Issue4
Paginatione4
Date Published2002 Oct 15
ISSN1092-0684
Keywordscerebral cortex, Chi-Square Distribution, Female, Hemangioma, Cavernous, Humans, Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations, Language, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Preoperative Care, Psychomotor Performance
Abstract

The goal of this study was to evaluate the utility of preoperative functional magnetic resonance (fMR) imaging in the prediction of whether a given cortical area would be deemed essential for language processing by electrocortical stimulation mapping (ESM).

Alternate JournalNeurosurg Focus