Manual reaction times and brain dynamics after 'awake surgery' of slow-growing tumors invading the parietal area. A case report

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
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Institution
Titre
Manual reaction times and brain dynamics after 'awake surgery' of slow-growing tumors invading the parietal area. A case report
Périodique
Brain Injury
Auteur(s)
Sallard E., Barral J., Duffau H., Bonnetblanc F.
ISSN
0269-9052
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
26
Pages
1 - 6
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Primary objectives: Awake surgeries of slow-growing tumours invading the brain and guided by direct electrical stimulation
induce major brain reorganizations accompanied with slight impairments post-operatively. In most cases, these deficits are
so slight after a few days that they are often not detectable on classical neuropsychological evaluations. Consequently, this
study investigated whether simple visuo-manual reaction time paradigms would sign some level of functional asymmetries
between both hemispheres. Importantly, the visual stimulus was located in the saggital plane in order to limit attentional
biases and to focus mainly on the inter-hemispheric asymmetry.
Methods and procedures: Three patients (aged 41, 59 and 59 years) after resections in parietal regions and a control group
(age¼44, SD¼6.9) were compared during simple uni- and bimanual reaction times (RTs).
Main outcomes and results: Longer RTs were observed for the contralesional compared to the ipsilesional hand in the
unimanual condition. This asymmetry was reversed for the bimanual condition despite longer RTs.
Conclusion and clinical implications: Reaction time paradigms are useful in these patients to monitor more precisely their
functional deficits, especially their level of functional asymmetry, and to understand brain (re)organization following slowgrowing
lesions.
Mots-clé
awake surgery, simple reaction time, cerebral plasticity, parietal areas, slow-growing lesions.
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04/06/2012 8:29
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