Virginie Kieffer

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Agenesis of corpus callosum (ACC) is commonly diagnosed prenatally. When isolated, it appears to carry a good prognosis but studies are often retrospective and follow-up short. We report a prospective study of 17 children (11 boys, 6 girls) with prenatally diagnosed isolated ACC. Neuropsychological evaluation was performed each year and results at the ages(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Corpus callosum agenesis (CCA) is generally diagnosed in utero. Outcome appears to be better if the malformation is isolated. The aim of this study, which is the first one with a long (10 years) and standardized follow up, was to report cognitive abilities of children with isolated CCA diagnosed prenatally. METHODS We prospectively evaluated 17(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)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were: (1) to describe the attention deficits profile of children with significant acquired brain injury (ABI) in comparison to matched controls, using the virtual classroom (VC); (2) to assess the utility of the VC in detecting attention deficits in children with ABI, as compared to classical neuropsychological tests(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)
The aim of this study was to investigate the temporal abilities of children treated by surgery for a malignant tumor in the cerebellum, both in the perception and the production of rhythm. Children with a diagnosed medulloblastoma and age-matched control children were tested in a rhythm discrimination task and a sensorimotor synchronization task. Their(More)
To test the role of interhemispheric competition through the corpus callosum in the perceptual alternation of reversible figures, we compared children with callosal pathology and typically developing children on a bistable stimulus task. The children with corpus callosum pathology reported significantly less changes of percepts per minute than the(More)
OBJECT Five to ten percent of pediatric brain tumors are located in the ventricles. Among them, forniceal lesions are rare and their management has not often been described. The aim of this study was to review the clinical, radiological, and histopathological features as well as the feasibility of surgical excision and the outcomes in these patients. (More)