Acute naming deficits following dominant temporal lobectomy: Prediction by age at 1st risk for seizures

P. Stafiniak, A. J. Saykin, M. R. Sperling, D. B. Kester, L. J. Robinson, M. J. O’Connor, R. C. Gur

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Abstract

Age at 1st risk for seizures may predict anomia following dominant anterior temporal lobectomy. We assessed confrontation naming before and 2 to 3 weeks after surgery in 45 right-handed patients grouped by side of focus and presence or absence of early (≤5 years) risk factors. After left lobectomy, 6 of 10 (60%) patients with no early risks demonstrated significant decline (≥25%) in naming, but none of the patients with early risks showed this decline. After right lobectomy, there was no change. Cerebral representation of naming may be atypical in patients with early risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1509-1512
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume40
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Stafiniak, P., Saykin, A. J., Sperling, M. R., Kester, D. B., Robinson, L. J., O’Connor, M. J., & Gur, R. C. (1990). Acute naming deficits following dominant temporal lobectomy: Prediction by age at 1st risk for seizures. Neurology, 40(10), 1509-1512.