A chance SPECT study of ictal aphasia during simple partial seizures.


We report obtaining an ictal single photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) scan in a right-handed 51-year-old man who had an astrocytoma in the left cerebral hemisphere and simple partial seizures characterized by aphasia. An epileptic seizure producing loss of speech and right-sided facial twitching occurred by chance during a SPECT scan. During the… (More)


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