Journal article

Language deficits following dominant hemisphere tumour resection are significantly underestimated by syndrome-based aphasia assessments

SLE Brownsett, K Ramajoo, D Copland, KL McMahon, G Robinson, K Drummond, RL Jeffree, S Olson, B Ong, G De Zubicaray

Aphasiology | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: In assessing post-operative language impairment, clinical teams typically rely on “aphasia subtype” classifications, based on post-stroke patterns of impairment. However, this approach may significantly underestimate the prevalence of post-surgical language impairments due to the different pathophysiological mechanisms involved. There is a paucity of research in chronic post-surgical patients. Aims: We investigated post-surgical language performance in the chronic phase. Methods & Procedures: Using both the Western Aphasia battery Revised (WAB-R) and the Comprehensive Aphasia test (CAT), we assessed a range of language skills in 26 right-handed patients approximately 6–12 months ..

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