Interictal and postictal language testing accurately lateralizes language dominant temporal lobe complex partial seizures.

@article{Ramirez2008InterictalAP,
  title={Interictal and postictal language testing accurately lateralizes language dominant temporal lobe complex partial seizures.},
  author={Maya J. Ramirez and Bruce K. Schefft and Steven R. Howe and Yeh Hwa-Shain and Michael D. Privitera},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={22-32}
}
PURPOSE Noninvasive tests that accurately localize seizure onset provide great value in the presurgical evaluation of patients with intractable epilepsy. This study examined the diagnostic utility of three expressive language disturbances in lateralizing language-dominant (DOM) temporal lobe complex partial seizures: (1) the postictal language delay (PILD; time taken to correctly read a test phrase out loud immediately following seizures); (2) the production of postictal phonemic paraphasic… CONTINUE READING