Awake brain surgery, also called awake craniotomy, is a type of procedure performed on the brain while patient is awake and alert. Awake brain surgery is used to treat some brain (neurological) conditions, including some brain tumors.
Application: low grade glioma resection. Cortex mapping during awake brain surgery for glioma resection is intended to preserve motor, linguistic, visual, spatial, calculative… functions of the patient. This surgery is facilitated by the use of a bipolar « Y » shaped stimulation probe (CE Mark ongoing) to transiently disrupt a targeted area. The patient’s response to this disruption allows to locate functional areas to preserve during resection.