Cognitive function of patients with brain tumor in pre- and postoperative stage.

@article{Yoshii2008CognitiveFO,
  title={Cognitive function of patients with brain tumor in pre- and postoperative stage.},
  author={Yoshihiko Yoshii and Daisuke Tominaga and Kouichi Sugimoto and Yukihiro Tsuchida and Akio Hyodo and Hirokatsu Yonaha and Sukemitsu Kushi},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={51-61; discussion 61}
}
BACKGROUND Nobody knows whether cognitive dysfunction affects survival. Furthermore, it is unknown whether the dysfunction is caused by the tumor itself or by its treatment. METHODS Patients with 20 gliomas (LGG, 7; MG, 13 [AG, 4; GM, 9]) in the right brain (nondominant) and 11 gliomas (LGG, 1; MG, 10 [AG, 6; GM, 4]) in the left brain (dominant) were studied. Thirty-four patients with meningioma were also studied. Cognitive function was evaluated by the 3MS examination, and propriety of… CONTINUE READING
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