All 21 patients under rehabilitative care, who were followed by the authors, suffered from language and motor deficits, the latter being part of a deficient hemi-syndrome caused by deep vascular cerebral lesions, in both thalamic (8 patients) and basal ganglia (13 patients) sites. All subjects, on entry and 3 months after treatment, underwent a language test, routine tests, De Renzi-Vignolo's Token test and neuromotor evaluation, to study muscle tone, the presence of pathological synergies, sensitivity, active motility and functionality. On entry, patients with thalamic lesions had fewer problems than those with lesions of the basal ganglia at both symbolic and neuromotor levels. A better recovery of the functional capacities in the treatment period was thus achieved.
|Translated title of the contribution||Deep cerebral lesions: neuro-rehabilitative aspects|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Rivista di Neurologia|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology