Condition of Cognitive Functions in Neurooncological Patients with Convulsive Syndrome
In the Republican Scientific Center of Neurosurgery standardized tests were used in 69 patients suffering from brain tumors, and concomitant with seizures, to study the speech, memory, and spatial organization of movements. The tests were: expressive and impressive speech, auditory-verbal memory, as well as the Montreal range of cognitive functions. Neuropsychological study in patients with symptomatic epilepsy with right hemispheric epileptic foci before tumor surgery revealed different types of disorders in mental functions. In the immediate postoperative period, there was an increase of these disorders. Within 6 months after surgery, compensation of lost mental functions, speech, memory and attention was developed.
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