The Primary Motor Cortex Seen by a Neurosurgeon: an Anatomical and Functional Appraisal

by Consultant Neurosurgeon PhD. Francesco Vergani, King’s College Hospital, London

When: February 20th, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Where: VIMM Seminar Hall

Abstract: Knowledge of the anatomical and functional relationship between brain tumours and surrounding cortical and subcortical structures is essential in neuro-oncology when planning overall treatment and surgical approach. This is particularly true for tumours in close relationship
to the primary motor cortex and the corticospinal tract (CST), where surgery carries the risk of inducing a permanent motor deficit.

The present review focuses on different aspects of the motor network.