Speech arrest with stimulation may not reliably predict language deficit after epilepsy surgery

The authors present a patient in whom electrical cortical stimulation of the posterior temporal cortex induced speech arrest, comprehension deficits, and other language-related impairments. This area was ultimately resected because of persistence of a severe seizure disorder. No postoperative aphasia was observed despite the cortical stimulation results, and the patient is since seizure free. These findings question the well-established principle that corticography directly reflects local cortical functions in all patients.


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Neurology, 66, 4, 592-4
Year:
2006
Publisher:
American Academy of Neurology
ISSN:
1526-632X
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