Representation of the primary motor cortex and location of the pyramidal tract in healthy subjects and tumor patients – discrepancies and similarities of navigated TMS as well as functional MRI results

Carolin Weiss, Volker Neuschmelting, Andrea Eisenbeis, Charlotte Nettekoven, Christian Grefkes & Roland Goldbrunner
Objective: Presurgical functional brain mapping is crucial for treatment planning of tumors located within or close to the primary motor cortex (M1) or the pyramidal tract. In the past years, neuronavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has become an alternative to functional magnetic resonance[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]