Dyslexia After Left Occipitotemporal Lobectomy: A Case Report

Martha Bridge Denckla, Florry Proctor Bowen

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Abstract

A 30-year-old man, following resection of the left inferior occipitotemporal region, was left with discrete residual deficits of right homonoymous hemianopsia, dyslexia, slow color naming, and verbal memory impairment. Neuropsychological examinations over a two year period focussed on his worst handicap, dyslexia, with results that are strikingly analogous to characteristics of one major subgroup of developmentally dyslexic children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-328
Number of pages8
JournalCortex
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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