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Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Jan;26(1):105-11. doi: 10.1007/s00381-009-0984-6. Epub 2009 Aug 29.

Rapid recovery of motor and cognitive functions after resection of a right frontal lobe meningioma in a child.

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Department of Paediatrics, University of Schleswig-Holstein/Campus Kiel, Schwanenweg, Germany. gcarlsson@pediatrics.uni-kiel.de

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study is to provide longitudinal data on neurological and neuropsychological restitution following resection of an extra-axial space-occupying lesion.

CASE REPORT:

A comprehensive neuropsychological test battery was utilised preoperatively and 1, 4, 11, and 24 months, respectively, after removal of a parasagittal meningioma compressing the right frontal lobe in a right-handed 6-year-old boy with average intelligence.

RESULTS:

Symptoms related to brain compression (left-sided hemiparesis, diplopia) resolved shortly after surgery. Recovery of specific cognitive functions (short- and long-term memory, attention, and dichotic listening performance) was more protracted.

CONCLUSION:

Here, we illustrate the potential of a structured follow-up analysis, based on neuropsychological testing. We were able to distinguish separate time-courses for neurological functions but even more distinct within complex neuropsychological processes. This time-dependent recovery should be considered when designing longitudinal follow-up studies.

PMID:
19727763
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-009-0984-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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