Focal lesion of the right cingulum: A case report in a child

L. Angelini, A. Mazzucchi, F. Picciotto, N. Nardocci, G. Broggi

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A boy with a focal lesion of the right cingulum, subjected to cingulectomy for the removal of a tumour, is the first case of an isolated unilateral cingulum lesion to be reported. The presenting symptoms consisted solely of serious behavioural abnormalities: lack of social restraint, heightened sexuality, bulimia and aggressiveness, all of which ceased after surgery. Neuropsychological tests, done before and after the operation, provided no evidence that the higher cognitive functions, including memory, were impaired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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