Resampling BOLD series on cortical surfaces with brain resections

Hello Experts,

In our lab, we have scanned a population of epilepsy patients. Some of the patients have had a brain resection. We are using fmriprep v23.2.1 to preprocess the fMRI data. For the patients with resections, can their BOLD series resampled to onto the cortical surfaces be included in a group analysis with the non-resection brains? My initial thought is no, because their cortical surfaces are missing brain structures such that the resectioned-brain vertices will not correspond to nonresectioned-brain vertices.