Language dysfunction after frontal lobe partial seizures

Hadassa Goldberg-Stern, Nathan Gadoth, William Cahill, Michael Privitera

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Postictal language delay (PILD) patterns can lateralize temporal lobe complex partial seizures (CPS). The authors studied PILD in 24 patients with 118 frontal lobe CPS. Prolonged PILD occurred in only 7% of CPS confined to the dominant frontal lobe compared with 91% of CPS that started as frontal and spread to the dominant temporal lobe (p = 0.0001). Postictal language testing provides important information on frontal CPS localization and spread.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1637-1638
Number of pages2
Issue number9
StatePublished - 11 May 2004
Externally publishedYes


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