Isolated Translocation of Wernicke's Area to the Right Hemisphere in a 62-Year-Man with a Temporo-Parietal Glioma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Glioma
  • Parietal Lobe
  • Temporal Lobe

abstract

  • We describe a case of translocation of temporo-parietal language function (Wernicke's area) to the contralateral hemisphere in a right-handed patient with a left temporo-parietal glioma. This translocation was identified by functional MR imaging (fMRI) and validated by direct cortical stimulation during gross-total resection. The current case exemplifies how preoperative fMRI can identify unexpected language organization as a result of tumor growth, affording surgery to patients who may otherwise be deemed inoperable.

publication date

  • January 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 14729542

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 130

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 25

number

  • 1