Delphine Viguier

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OBJECTIVE Hemispherotomy techniques have been developed to reduce complication rates and achieve the best possible seizure control. We present the results of our pediatric patients who underwent vertical parasagittal hemispherotomy and evaluate the safety and global long-term outcome of this technique. METHODS Eighty-three patients underwent vertical(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the relationship between craniospinal irradiation (CSI) and intellectual outcome in children with posterior fossa (PF) tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS A neuropsychological evaluation was performed retrospectively in 31 children, aged 5-15 years, who had received radiotherapy for PF tumors, and who had been off therapy for at least 1 year.(More)
BACKGROUND Children treated for a malignant posterior fossa tumor (PFT) are at risk of intellectual impairment. Its severity is not explained by age and radiotherapy alone. The current study was designed to define the correlations between the anatomical damage and the neurological/neuropsychological deficits in children with a malignant PFT. METHODS(More)
This study aimed to analyse the relationship between supratentorial irradiation dose and the intellectual outcome in 36 children (aged between 5 and 15 years) treated for medulloblastoma. The supratentorial radiation dose was reduced to 25 Gy in 23 children and given at the standard dose, 35 Gy, in 13 other children. Neuropsychological evaluation was(More)
OBJECT Intellectual impairment is a major concern after treatment of malignant posterior fossa tumors in children. The effects of age at diagnosis and radiotherapy have been widely documented. Little is known, however, about perioperative factors, especially neurological damage to the cerebellum, the role of which in cognition and learning has been recently(More)
Besides biotin-dependent carboxylases, which play key roles in basic metabolism, SBP65 (seed biotinylated protein of 65 kDa of apparent molecular mass), an atypical biotinylated protein, has been described in pea plants. This seed-specific protein is devoid of any carboxylase activity, and shares many physiological and molecular features with late(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of malignancy and location of the cerebellar tumor on motor, cognitive, and psychologic outcome. BACKGROUND Although many studies focus on long-term outcome after cerebellar tumor treatment in childhood, the impact of its precise location remains unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS Children, aged from 6 to 13 years, with a(More)
PURPOSE Paediatric neurological chronic conditions are often associated with physical, cognitive, psychological and behavioural difficulties that may affect quality of life (QOL) of children and their families. In this study, we compare parental report of difficulties and rehabilitation in children with various epileptic syndromes or treated for a benign or(More)
Two-hundred and fifty-one children (98 girls and 153 boys, aged from 3 to 17 years) with documented diagnosis of epileptic syndrome, IQ measurement, and information on school placement were included in this retrospective study. The relations between these three parameters as well as effects of age at onset and duration of epilepsy, seizure frequency, and(More)
Shortly before the acquisition of right and left, which generally occurs around age 6-7 years, a very simple right/left discrimination task makes it possible to distinguish groups of children with strikingly different cognitive abilities. Preschool children aged from 5 to 6.4 years were asked to show their left hand, right eye, left ear and right hand. On a(More)