Epilessie del lobo frontale: Studio della lateralizzazione del linguaggio mediante risonanza magnetica funzionale

Translated title of the contribution: Frontal lobe epilepsy: A functional magnetic resonance study of language lateralization

G. Zoccatelli, M. Cavallin, L. G. Bongiovanni, N. Rizzuto, B. Dalla Bernardina, A. Beltramello, F. Alessandrini

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Abstract

Identification of the brain regions contributing to different language-related functions in patients with intractable frontal lobe epilepsy,may help in the pre-surgical identification of cortical and subcortical speech areas. A non-invasive procedure that may provide better spatial resolution and intrahemispheric localization, compared to the Wada test, is functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Determination of the degree of non-dominant hemisphere contributions to language is particularly important in patients with intractable epilepsy, prior to surgical resection of the epileptogenic foci. Epilepsy is associated with brain dysfunction and/or tissue damage to varying degrees, and it has been suggested that re-organization of language functions may occur quite often among this population.

Translated title of the contributionFrontal lobe epilepsy: A functional magnetic resonance study of language lateralization
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)247-248
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number138
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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