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- Question: My name is Thomas, 37, and I was diagnosed with a possible LGA 6 months ago. Three MRIs and a fMRI were performed. I want to undergo surgery. My tumor is located near the motor cortex (paracentral lobule of the left superior parietal lobe). As I am living in the Philippines, I consulted a center in Singapore and one in Austria. Singapore wants to perform an awake operation with intra-operative testing of function under surgical navigation while Austria is saying that I do not need an awake operation and that this wouldn't be beneficial for me. They are saying that they intend to perform mapping during surgery while i am anesthetized. How does this work? What do you recommend? Would the awake operation give me an edge?
Awake. See www.survivingbraincancer.com