cortical mapping


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cortical mapping

Establishing the relationship between various structures of the brain and their functions. It is a technique used in neurosurgery to determine which parts of a diseased brain may be safely excised. Maps made of eloquent brain structures help surgeons minimize the damage they do when they remove tumors or seizure foci.
Synonym: brain mapping
See also: mapping
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Functional MRI is complementary to intraoperative cortical mapping in localization of eloquent cortex prior to surgical resection of an intracranial neoplasm.