Presurgical integrated MRI/SPECT localization of the sensorimotor cortex in a patient with a low-grade astrocytoma in the rolandic area

Umberto Sabatini, Patrizia Pantano, Giorgio Brughitta, Paolo Celli, Monica Ricci, Gianluigi Lenzi, Luigi Bozzao

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Abstract

We describe the case of a young man who, despite the presence of a tumour in the left sensorimotor cortex, exhibited no motor deficit. Integrated MRI/SPECT-CBF study during motor activation was aimed at determining which cerebral areas were involved in movement execution in this patient and their relationship with the tumour. CBF changes during motor activation were located in two motor areas: anteriorly and medially to the tumour in the left frontal lobe (+29%) and in the right medial frontal cortex (+43%). Integrated MRI/ SPECT images provided both an anatomical and functional definition of the motor areas in a patient with a rolandic tumour and could prove useful in determining preoperatively an appropriate surgical strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroReport
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 29 1995

Keywords

  • Emission computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Motor activity
  • Tumour
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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