Dominant Hemispherectomy: Preliminary Report on Neuropsychological Sequelae

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Science  09 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3741, pp. 1280-1282
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3741.1280


The first reported case of continuing survival 6 months after left hemispherectomy for glioma in a right-handed adult shows diminishing psychological impairment. Different degrees of initial impairment and in subsequent recovery of propositional speech, verbal comprehension, reading, writing, and other functions indicate quantitative rather than-qualitative differences in adult left-and right-hemispheric functions.