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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Lesion Lateralization In Patients With Epilepsy And Precocious Destructive Insults.
Author: Teixeira, Ricardo A
Li, Li M
Cendes, Fernando
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.
Subject: Adolescent
Adult
Brain Infarction
Brain Injuries
Brain Mapping
Epilepsy
Female
Functional Laterality
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.09.006
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15582853
Date Issue: 2004
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