Cognitive and behavioral changes after unilateral posteroventral pallidotomy: relationship with lesional data from MRI.

@article{Junque1999CognitiveAB,
  title={Cognitive and behavioral changes after unilateral posteroventral pallidotomy: relationship with lesional data from MRI.},
  author={Carme Junque and Montse Alegret and F. A. Nobbe and Francesc Valldeoriola and Roser Pueyo and Pere Vendrell and Eduardo Tolosa and Jordi Rumi{\`a} and J. M. Mercader},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={
          780-9
        }
}
We investigated cognitive and behavioral changes after unilateral posteroventral pallidotomy, and their relationship with lesion size and location as identified in magnetic resonance image quantitative analysis. Fifteen consecutive patients with Parkinson's disease were assessed neuropsychologically before and after unilateral posteroventral pallidotomy (five right and 10 left). Immediate postsurgery evaluation (1 week) demonstrated significant worsening of memory, motor learning, motor speed… CONTINUE READING

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