Dianne P Anderson

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PURPOSE Lateralization of language function is crucial to the planning of surgery in children with frontal or temporal lobe lesions. We examined the utility of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as a determinant of lateralization of expressive language in children with cerebral lesions. METHODS fMRI language lateralization was attempted in 35(More)
Photophobia, or intolerance of light, is not completely understood as a symptom. It has been divided into ocular and central types. This study shows that persistent, usually mild, photophobia occurs in about one-third of children with cortical visual impairment (CVI). When the CVI is congenital the photophobia is present from birth, and when it is acquired(More)
Eight-year-old twins, one with a left frontal tumor and aphasic seizures, the other neurologically normal, underwent serial assessment of expressive language with functional magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychology. The affected twin showed a significant amount of right hemisphere activation coincident with behavioral deterioration in expressive(More)
This study analyses the evolution of metabolite changes in an 8-year-old boy with focal Rasmussen encephalitis. Five MRI examinations, including magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) were performed over 9 months. Following complex partial status, T2-weighted imaging showed transient dramatic signal increase in the left superior temporal gyrus and mesial(More)
Attentional impairments in children occur in the context of both developmental and acquired disorders involving the central nervous system (CNS) and may have implications for ongoing development, potentially impeding cognitive, educational, and behavioral functions. Using a continuous performance paradigm (CPT), this study compared attentional profiles of(More)
The diversity of pathogenetic mechanisms involved in posttraumatic visual impairment was reviewed in a study of the hospital records of 24 patients admitted with multiple injuries. Most major visual abnormalities occurred in young people (average age 33 years) who presented with a wide range of overall severity of injury (injury severity score 13-47) and(More)
The authors studied 12 patients with major abnormalities of the afferent visual system following closed injury to the head. The anatomic sites of injury were the eye in five patients, the optic nerve in seven patients, the chiasm in four patients and the optic radiations in four patients. A technique for rapid evaluation of the afferent visual system in(More)
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