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Navigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation as preoperative assessment in patients with brain tumors.

Navigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation as preoperative assessment in patients with brain tumors.

Authors: 
Kazuya Motomura, Hiroki Takeuchi, Ippei Nojima, Kosuke Aoki, Lushun Chalise, Kentaro Iijima, Toshihiko Wakabayashi & Atsushi Natsume
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
Scientific Reports
Abstract: 

To investigate the clinical parameters that affect the results of nrTMS language mapping, we prospectively compared the results of preoperative nrTMS and DCS language mapping. Tumor involvement of anatomical language-related regions significantly affected the results of the nrTMS mapping. Furthermore, nrTMS language mapping enabled the determination of hemispheric language dominance in a preoperative assessment of patients with gliomas.

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