Preserving the ability to discriminate between left and right; A case study

Carla Ruis*, Pierre A. Robe, H. Chris Dijkerman

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Abstract

Left-right orientation, a function related to the parietal lobe, is important for many daily activities. Here, we describe a left-handed patient with a right parietal brain tumour. During awake surgery, electric stimulation of the right inferior parietal lobe resulted in mistakes in his left-right orientation. Postoperatively our patient had no problems in discriminating left right. This case report shows that monitoring of left-right orientation during awake brain tumour surgery is feasible so that this function can be preserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuropsychology
Volume18
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024

Keywords

  • brain tumour
  • craniotomy
  • left right orientation
  • parietal lobe

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