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Neglect after right insular cortex infarction.
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PMID:  10229725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Case reports have shown an association between right insular damage and neglect. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of neglect among patient groups with right or left insular infarction. METHODS: We examined neglect in 9 right-handed subjects with insular stroke as evidenced by CT and/or MRI scans (4 with right insular and 5 with left insular cerebrovascular accident) between 4 and 8 weeks after acute stroke with tests of visual, tactile, and auditory perception. RESULTS: Compared with patients with left insular lesions, patients with right insular lesions showed significant neglect in the tactile, auditory, and visual modalities. CONCLUSIONS: The right insular cortex seems to have a role in awareness of external stimuli, and infarction in this area may lead to neglect in multisensory modalities.
F Manes; S Paradiso; J A Springer; G Lamberty; R G Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0039-2499     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-27     Completed Date:  1999-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  946-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Attention / physiology
Body Image*
Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology*
Cerebral Infarction / complications*,  epidemiology
Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
Middle Aged
Sensation Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology*

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