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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Lesion lateralization in patients with epilepsy and precocious destructive insults
Author: Teixeira, RA
Li, LM
Cendes, F
Abstract: Destructive brain lesions that occur early in development are often unilateral or asymmetric. We analyzed the lateralization of lesions among a previously reported series of 51 patients with three kinds of destructive lesions based on their topography: specific arterial territory (AT), arterial borderzone territory (Bdz), hemispheric (H). Five patients (all from group Bdz) had bilateral nonlateralizing lesions. The distributions of left- and right-sided lesions were distinct among the groups (P = 0.014): in group H, all patients except one presented with right-sided lesions (89%); in group Bdz, left-sided lesions (53%) were more frequent than right-sided lesions (17.7%); in group AT, left- and right-sided lesions were more equally distributed (56 and 44%,). Our study suggests that there is a trend toward lesion lateralization among patients with different patterns of precocious destructive lesions. Differences in cerebral maturation and vulnerability between the hemispheres is a possible factor explaining lesion lateralization in early life insults. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: magnetic resonance
Country: EUA
Editor: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Citation: Epilepsy & Behavior. Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 5, n. 6, n. 1014, n. 1016, 2004.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.09.006
Date Issue: 2004
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