Crossed-brain representation of verbal and nonverbal functions.

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Case reports in neurological medicine, ISSN: 2090-6668, Vol: 2015, Page: 301297

Publication Year:
2015
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https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cnhs_fac/11
PMID:
25802778
DOI:
10.1155/2015/301297
PMCID:
PMC4329825
Author(s):
Esmeralda Matute; Alfredo Ardila; Monica Rosselli; Jahaziel Molina Del Rio; Ramiro López Elizalde; Manuel López; Angel Ontiveros
Publisher(s):
Hindawi Limited; Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
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Medicine and Health Sciences
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article description
A 74-year-old, left-handed man presented with a rapidly evolving loss of strength in his right leg associated with difficulty in walking. MR images disclosed an extensive left hemisphere tumor. A neuropsychological examination revealed that language was broadly normal but that the patient presented with severe nonlinguistic abnormalities, including hemineglect (both somatic and spatial), constructional defects, and general spatial disturbances; symptoms were usually associated with right hemisphere pathologies. No ideomotor apraxia was found. The implications of crossed-brain representations of verbal and nonverbal functions are analyzed.