The neuropsychological outcome of 43 patients operated for ACoA aneurysms was assessed with a battery of 15 tests, tapping a wide spectrum of cognitive abilities. As a group ACoA aneurysm patients were impaired on 8 tests, including the three assessing memory. When however, patients falling below the cut-off point determined in normal controls were considered, 42% of the sample was unimpaired and only 35% fell on two or more tests. The analysis of single cases showed that memory was often affected, but short-term memory even more than long-term memory. In addition to the well known memory disorder, the patients showed a wide range of neuropsychological defects, including language and space functions. The hypotheses that could account for this broad-based neuropsychological impairment are discussed.
|Titolo:||Neuropsychological follow-up of patients operated for aneurysms of anterior communicating artery|
CAPITANI, ERMINIO GIUSEPPE (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/26 - Neurologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1989|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0010-9452(89)80042-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|