Awake-craniotomy for cavernoma resection

Eva Pamias-Portalatin, Ivan Segura Duran, James Ebot, Elird Bojaxhi, William Tatum, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

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Cavernomas make up approximately 8%-15% of all intracranial vascular malformations, and the most common presenting symptom is seizures. Complete resection of the cavernoma and removal of the surrounding gliotic core presents a cure but poses a challenge if an eloquent brain is involved or with incomplete resection of the epileptogenic foci. The authors present the case of a 53-year-old man with intractable seizures from a left posterior temporal lobe cavernoma who underwent an awake craniotomy with intraoperative seizure monitoring via electrocorticography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number18201
JournalNeurosurgical focus
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Awake craniotomy
  • Cavernoma
  • Seizures
  • Video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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