Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation

H. Luders, Ronald P Lesser, J. Hahn, D. S. Dinner, H. Morris, S. Resor, M. Harrison

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We report on a 38-year-old patient with intractable complex partial seizures originating in the dominant left medial temporal region. In the work-up for seizure surgery, arrays of subdural electrodes were placed, and electrical stimulation revealed marked language interference in a 2 x 2-cm area of the left basal temporal fusiform gyrus (3.5 to 5.5 cm posterior to the temporal tip). Complete receptive and expressive aphasia, inability to repeat, agraphia, alexia were elicited, but visual memory was preserved, and no constructional apraxia was noted. Stimulation of the basal temporal gyrus at lower stimulus intensities produced a relatively selective and severe anomia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalNeurology
Volume36
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Temporal Lobe
Electric Stimulation
Language
Seizures
Anomia
Agraphia
Wernicke Aphasia
Broca Aphasia
Apraxias
Dyslexia
Electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

Cite this

Luders, H., Lesser, R. P., Hahn, J., Dinner, D. S., Morris, H., Resor, S., & Harrison, M. (1986). Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation. Neurology, 36(4), 505-510.

Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation. / Luders, H.; Lesser, Ronald P; Hahn, J.; Dinner, D. S.; Morris, H.; Resor, S.; Harrison, M.

In: Neurology, Vol. 36, No. 4, 1986, p. 505-510.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Luders, H, Lesser, RP, Hahn, J, Dinner, DS, Morris, H, Resor, S & Harrison, M 1986, 'Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation', Neurology, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 505-510.
Luders H, Lesser RP, Hahn J, Dinner DS, Morris H, Resor S et al. Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation. Neurology. 1986;36(4):505-510.
Luders, H. ; Lesser, Ronald P ; Hahn, J. ; Dinner, D. S. ; Morris, H. ; Resor, S. ; Harrison, M. / Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation. In: Neurology. 1986 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 505-510.
@article{39922cec83d04fd6a58bc62dd09ea30c,
title = "Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation",
abstract = "We report on a 38-year-old patient with intractable complex partial seizures originating in the dominant left medial temporal region. In the work-up for seizure surgery, arrays of subdural electrodes were placed, and electrical stimulation revealed marked language interference in a 2 x 2-cm area of the left basal temporal fusiform gyrus (3.5 to 5.5 cm posterior to the temporal tip). Complete receptive and expressive aphasia, inability to repeat, agraphia, alexia were elicited, but visual memory was preserved, and no constructional apraxia was noted. Stimulation of the basal temporal gyrus at lower stimulus intensities produced a relatively selective and severe anomia.",
author = "H. Luders and Lesser, {Ronald P} and J. Hahn and Dinner, {D. S.} and H. Morris and S. Resor and M. Harrison",
year = "1986",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "36",
pages = "505--510",
journal = "Neurology",
issn = "0028-3878",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Basal temporal language area demonstrated by electrical stimulation

AU - Luders, H.

AU - Lesser, Ronald P

AU - Hahn, J.

AU - Dinner, D. S.

AU - Morris, H.

AU - Resor, S.

AU - Harrison, M.

PY - 1986

Y1 - 1986

N2 - We report on a 38-year-old patient with intractable complex partial seizures originating in the dominant left medial temporal region. In the work-up for seizure surgery, arrays of subdural electrodes were placed, and electrical stimulation revealed marked language interference in a 2 x 2-cm area of the left basal temporal fusiform gyrus (3.5 to 5.5 cm posterior to the temporal tip). Complete receptive and expressive aphasia, inability to repeat, agraphia, alexia were elicited, but visual memory was preserved, and no constructional apraxia was noted. Stimulation of the basal temporal gyrus at lower stimulus intensities produced a relatively selective and severe anomia.

AB - We report on a 38-year-old patient with intractable complex partial seizures originating in the dominant left medial temporal region. In the work-up for seizure surgery, arrays of subdural electrodes were placed, and electrical stimulation revealed marked language interference in a 2 x 2-cm area of the left basal temporal fusiform gyrus (3.5 to 5.5 cm posterior to the temporal tip). Complete receptive and expressive aphasia, inability to repeat, agraphia, alexia were elicited, but visual memory was preserved, and no constructional apraxia was noted. Stimulation of the basal temporal gyrus at lower stimulus intensities produced a relatively selective and severe anomia.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0022480537&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0022480537&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 3960324

AN - SCOPUS:0022480537

VL - 36

SP - 505

EP - 510

JO - Neurology

JF - Neurology

SN - 0028-3878

IS - 4

ER -