Speaking without Broca's area after tumor resection

  title={Speaking without Broca's area after tumor resection},
  author={Monique Plaza and Peggy Gatignol and Marianne Leroy and Hugues Duffau},
  pages={294 - 310}
We present the case of a right-handed patient who received surgical treatment for a left frontal WHO grade II glioma invading the left inferior and middle frontal gyri, the head of the caudate nucleus, the anterior limb of the internal capsule and the anterior insula, in direct contact also with the anterior-superior part of the lentiform nucleus. The tumor resection was guided by direct electrical stimulation on brain areas, while the patient was awake. Adding a narrative production task to… 

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