What is intraoperative awake brain mapping?

Also known as: brain mapping, awake brain surgery.

Intraoperative brain mapping is a form of brain surgery performed while the patient is awake. It is done for patients with tumors or lesions near critical functional brain regions and require the patient to be responsive and able to communicate with the surgeon during the procedure.


Reviewed by: Prasanna Jayakar, MD, PhD.

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