Language deficits in Epilepsy, an fMRI study
2012 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Other academic)
Cognitive functions in people with epilepsy are affected by focality, number of generalized seizures, side effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) or the underlying disease (Kwan, 2001). Newly diagnosed patients have cognitive deficits even before starting on AEDs. Performance declines already in the first year after diagnosis and the impairment continues in the following years (Taylor, 2010; Baker, 2011). In mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) the hippocampal damage seems to be progressive and accompanied by thinning of neocortex (Briellmann, 2002; Bernhardt, 2009). Widespread structural and functional abnormalities in left TLE can affect more distant networks (Bonilha, 2009); a damage pattern also seen in right TLE (Karunanayaka, 2011).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-75913DiVA: diva2:510480
18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 10-14, 2012, Beijing, China