Handheld Dynamometer During Awake Craniotomy Pilot

  • End date
    Jan 1, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Mayo Clinic
Updated on 17 August 2021


The primary purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility, safety and reliability of the use of handheld dynamometry in evaluating intraoperative motor function for patients undergoing awake craniotomy for the resection of brain lesions located within or adjacent to the motor cortex.

Condition Malignant neoplasm of brain, Brain Tumor (Pediatric), Brain Lesions, Brain Lesion, Cerebral Lesion, Brain Tumor Adult, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor, brain tumors
Treatment hand-held dynamometer
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04742231
SponsorMayo Clinic
Last Modified on17 August 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients 18 years old
Primary or Recurrent Brain tumors
Single brain lesion
Lesion within or adjacent to the motor cortex- Lesion located within the primary or supplementary motor area (Verified by preoperative fMRI and DTI)

Exclusion Criteria

Patients < 18 years old
Major comorbidities (congestive heart failure, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, morbid obesity, obstructive sleep apnea)
Patients with cognitive, intellectual or psychiatric impairment that could affect the capacity of following instructions evaluated during preoperative neuropsychological testing
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