Neuropsychology of BTRE

Marta Maschio, Loredana Dinapoli

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Abstract

Neuropsychological issues and assessment of them in patients with brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) must take into consideration the simultaneous presence of two different illnesses: brain tumor (BT) and epilepsy. In the literature, neuropsychological issues have been amply discussed for either BT, or for epilepsy, but there is little if any data on this topic as it relates to BTRE. The intent of this chapter is to demonstrate that the studies that have been done on BT patients and on epilepsy patients have significant implications for BTRE for neuropsychological assessment, neurocognitive impairments, psychological issues, sexual disturbances, and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpilepsy and Brain Tumors
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages225-241
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780124171268, 9780124170438
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2015

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Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • Brain tumor-related epilepsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurocognitive impairment
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychological issues
  • Quality of life
  • Sexual disturbances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Maschio, M., & Dinapoli, L. (2015). Neuropsychology of BTRE. In Epilepsy and Brain Tumors (pp. 225-241). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-417043-8.00015-8