Validation of an electrocorticography‐based score for mapping the nonprimary motor area during brain surgery

Takeaway

  • A novel score is investigated that reliably maps the nonprimary motor area (NPA) and represents an alternative to electrical cortical stimulation during brain surgery. The NPA score may also be a biomarker for postoperative functional deficits.

Why this matters

    The nonprimary motor area score could be used as a potential prognostic marker of postoperative functional deficits and their severity.