Surgery of metastases in the sensorimotor cortex performance and clinical results

Susan Noell, Susanne Barking, Annika Gerber, Marina Liebsch, Günther C. Feigl, Marcos Tatagiba, Rainer Ritz

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Tumor resection in the rolandic region, also known as sensorimotor cortex, is a challenge. This study aims at reviewing a series of patients undergoing resection of metastases in the sensorimotor cortex using a multimodal concept including neuronavigation, sonography, and intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring. Eleven patients suffering from metastases located in precentral (8) and postcentral gyrus (3) were analyzed concerning their functional motor outcome. Improvement of motor function could be seen in 5 patients 1 week after surgery, 5 patients remained unchanged, and only 1 deteriorated. Median survival time averaged 15 months. A multimodal approach, including preoperative and intraoperative neuronavigation, intraoperative sonography, and intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring can lead on to excellent functional outcome in surgery of metastases in the sensorimotor cortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • brain metastases
  • intraoperative sonography
  • neuromonitoring
  • neuronavigation
  • sensorimotor cortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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