TITLE

Rapid recovery of motor and cognitive functions after resection of a right frontal lobe meningioma in a child

AUTHOR(S)
Carlsson, Göran; Hufnagel, Markus; Jansen, Olav; Claviez, Alexander; Nabavi, Arya
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Child's Nervous System;Jan2010, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to provide longitudinal data on neurological and neuropsychological restitution following resection of an extra-axial space-occupying lesion. A comprehensive neuropsychological test battery was utilised preoperatively and 1, 4, 11, and 24 months, respectively, after removal of a parasagittal meningioma compressing the right frontal lobe in a right-handed 6-year-old boy with average intelligence. Symptoms related to brain compression (left-sided hemiparesis, diplopia) resolved shortly after surgery. Recovery of specific cognitive functions (short- and long-term memory, attention, and dichotic listening performance) was more protracted. Here, we illustrate the potential of a structured follow-up analysis, based on neuropsychological testing. We were able to distinguish separate time-courses for neurological functions but even more distinct within complex neuropsychological processes. This time-dependent recovery should be considered when designing longitudinal follow-up studies.
ACCESSION #
45110224

 

Related Articles

  • Measuring cognitive change in subjects with prodromal Alzheimer's disease. Mura, T.; Proust-Lima, C.; Jacqmin-Gadda, H.; Akbaraly, T. N.; Touchon, J.; Dubois, B.; Berr, C. // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2014, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p363 

    Objective: To investigate the sensitivity of a large set of neuropsychological tests to detect cognitive changes due to prodromal Alzheimer's disease(AD); to compare their metrological properties in order to select a restricted number of these tests for the longitudinal follow-up of subjects...

  • The dynamic relationship between cognitive function and walking speed: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Gale, Catharine; Allerhand, Michael; Sayer, Avan; Cooper, Cyrus; Deary, Ian // Age;Aug2014, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p1 

    Cross-sectional studies show that older people with better cognition tend to walk faster. Whether this association reflects an influence of fluid cognition upon walking speed, vice versa, a bidirectional relationship or the effect of common causes is unclear. We used linear mixed effects models...

  • Longitudinal Study of Cognitive Variables in Women with Schizophrenia: 31-Year Follow-Up Study. Sanguino-Andrés, Rosa; López-Villalobos, José Antonio; González-Pablos, Emilio; Guarido-Rivera, Violeta; González-Sanguino, Clara; López-Sánchez, María Victoria; Vaquero-Casado, Mercedes // Spanish Journal of Psychology;2015 Supplement, Vol. 18, pN.PAG 

    Objective: To longitudinally analyze the course of cognitive dimensions in schizophrenic women over a period of 31 years. Method: Accidental sampling. Developmental longitudinal design. Diagnosis according to the ICD-10. Thirty institutionalized women were evaluated using the WAIS on three...

  • Endoscopic surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clark, Aaron; Jahangiri, Arman; Garcia, Roxanna; George, Jonathan; Sughrue, Michael; McDermott, Michael; El-Sayed, Ivan; Aghi, Manish // Neurosurgical Review;Jul2013, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p349 

    Recent reports of surgical resection of tuberculum sellae meningiomas through an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) have provided an alternative to transcranial approaches in selected cases. However, these published reports have been limited by small sample size from single institutions. We...

  • Cognitive outcome after awake surgery for tumors in language areas. Santini, B.; Talacchi, A.; Squintani, G.; Casagrande, F.; Capasso, R.; Miceli, G. // Journal of Neuro-Oncology;Jun2012, Vol. 108 Issue 2, p319 

    In surgery for tumors of the dominant hemisphere, the attention devoted to quality of resection and preservation of language function has not been accompanied by comparable interest in preservation of cognitive abilities which may affect quality of life. We studied 22 patients undergoing awake...

  • Minimum histological safety margins in periocular basal cell carcinoma. Sun, Michelle T.; Figueira, Edwin; Huilgol, Shyamala C.; Selva, Dinesh // British Journal of Ophthalmology;May2014, Vol. 98 Issue 5, p706 

    The article discusses steps that surgeons should follow after excision of a periocular basal cell carcinoma(BCC) when a narrow histologic safety margin (HSM) of under 0.5 millimeters was reported by histopathology. It comments on a study that demonstrated the most prognostic indicators of BCC...

  • Temporal Discounting Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Mortality among Community-Based Older Persons without Dementia. Boyle, Patricia A.; Yu, Lei; Gamble, Keith J.; Bennett, David A. // PLoS ONE;Jun2013, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p1 

    Background: Temporal discounting is an important determinant of many health and financial outcomes, but we are not aware of studies that have examined the association of temporal discounting with mortality. Methods: Participants were 406 older persons without dementia from the Rush Memory and...

  • Effect of endoscopic third ventriculostomy on neuropsychological outcome in late onset idiopathic aqueduct stenosis: a prospective study. Burtscher, J.; Bartha, L.; Twerdy, K.; Eisner, W.; Benke, T. // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Feb2003, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p222 

    Objective: To undertake a prospective study of the long term neuropsychological outcome in patients with late onset idiopathic aqueduct stenosis (LIAS) after endoscopic third ventriculostomy.Methods: Six patients with LIAS were evaluated pre- and postoperatively using...

  • C-65 Neurocognitive Rehabilitation of a West Nile Encephalitis Survivor. Olivier, T; Nemeth, D; Songy, C // Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology;Sep2014, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p598 

    Objective: West Nile Virus (WNV) may evolve into West Nile Encephalitis (WNE) in older individuals. Most of these WNE seniors do not survive. The long-term outcome profiles of those who do survive WNE have not been well studied. This poster will serve as a follow-up to a 2014 INS poster...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of NEW JERSEY STATE LIBRARY

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics