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Transient neuropsychological abnormalities (including Gerstmann's syndrome) during cortical stimulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6539864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with intractable partial seizures was intensively studied before surgical removal of the epileptogenic focus. A subdural electrode array was surgically placed over the left temporoparietal cortex to better localize the epileptogenic focus and localize cortical function. In addition to speech and sensory findings, acalculia, agraphia, right-left confusion, and finger agnosia were transiently produced by electrical stimulation in the perisylvian area. These findings and their relationship to the controversy surrounding Gerstmann's syndrome are discussed.
H H Morris; H Lüders; R P Lesser; D S Dinner; J Hahn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-30     Completed Date:  1984-07-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agraphia / psychology
Anomia / psychology
Aphasia / psychology
Apraxias / psychology
Auditory Perceptual Disorders / psychology
Brain Mapping
Cerebral Cortex*
Electric Stimulation
Epilepsy / psychology*
Gerstmann Syndrome / psychology*
Hallucinations / psychology
Psychological Tests
Speech Disorders / psychology
Visual Perception

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