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BACKGROUND Functional MRI (fMRI) is of potential value in determining hemisphere dominance for language in epileptic patients. OBJECTIVE To develop and validate an fMRI-based method of determining language dominance for patients with a wide range of potentially operable brain lesions in addition to epilepsy. METHODS Initially, a within-subjects design(More)
It is believed that the magnetoencephalogram (MEG) localizes an electrical source in the brain to within several millimeters and is therefore more accurate than electroencephalogram (EEG) localization, reported as 20 mm. To test this belief, the localization accuracy of the MEG and EEG were directly compared. The signal source was a dipole at a known(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of functional MR imaging in locating language areas for planning surgical resection. METHODS Intraoperative photographs were digitized and overlaid on functional MR language maps. The sensitivity and specificity of functional MR imaging for identifying language areas were determined for five different language tasks by(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Medical treatment of Tourette syndrome is often ineffective or is accompanied by debilitating side effects, therefore prompting the need to evaluate surgical therapies. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We present the case of a 37-year-old woman with severe Tourette syndrome since the age of 10 years. Her symptoms included frequent(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to test hypotheses regarding changes in volume in subcortical structures following anterior cingulotomy. METHODS Morphometric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods were used to assess volume reductions in subcortical regions following anterior cingulate lesioning in nine patients. Magnetic resonance imaging data(More)
We describe the modern operative technique of magnetic resonance (MR) image-guided stereotactic cingulotomy and discuss the indications, results, and complications of this procedure. A retrospective analysis of psychiatric outcome was performed for 34 patients with intractable major affective disorder and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder who underwent MR(More)
A series of eight tests of visual cognitive abilities was used to examine pre- to post-operative performance changes in a patient receiving bilateral anterior cingulotomy. Compared with a set of eight matched control participants, post-operatively, the patient exhibited deficits in (a) the ability to sequence novel cognitive operations required to generate(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) represent different approaches to mapping the motor cortex. fMRI identifies areas of hemodynamic changes during task performance while TMS provides electrophysiologic data concerning the localization and density of cortical motoneurons. Here we define the spatial(More)
BACKGROUND As interventions for severe, treatment-refractory obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), neurosurgical procedures are associated with only modest efficacy. The purpose of this study was to identify cerebral metabolic correlates as potential predictors of treatment response to anterior cingulotomy for OCD. METHODS Clinical data were analyzed in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate stereotactic transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a tool for presurgical functional mapping of human motor cortex. METHODS Transcranial magnetic stimulation using a frameless stereotactic system was performed in two patients with tumors near the central sulcus. TMS motor function maps were plotted on the patients'(More)