Spanish language mapping using MEG

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Subtitle: A validation study
Author list: Maestu F
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2002
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 3
Start page: 1579
End page: 1586
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 1053-8119
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


The purpose of the present study was to compare magnetoencephalography
(MEG) data with the results of the intracarotid amytal procedure (LAP).
Twenty-one native Spanish-speaking patients with intractable epilepsy
underwent MEG language mapping. A subset of 8 patients also underwent an
MY. With the exception of 2 patients who showed right hemisphere
dominance, all other patients showed left hemisphere dominance for
language on the MEG recording. The IAP findings were consistent with MEG
results in 7 patients. The eighth patient who, according to the MEG
data, had probable right hemisphere dominance for language did not show
clear hemispheric specialization for language on the MY and suffered a
transient global aphasia following a right temporal lobotomy. These
results suggests that MEG-based language mapping can play an important
role in presurgical clinical evaluation.


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