Verbal memory impairment correlates with hippocampal pyramidal cell density

  title={Verbal memory impairment correlates with hippocampal pyramidal cell density},
  author={Kimberlee J. Sass and Dennis D. Spencer and Jung Hwa Kim and Michael Westerveld and Robert A. Novelly and Todd Lencz},
  pages={1694 - 1694}
Thirty-five patients with medically refractory epilepsy localized to the temporal lobe (18 left, 17 right) completed the verbal Selective Reminding Test before surgery. Verbal memory impairments existed before surgery regardless of the lateralization of the seizure focus, but patients with left temporal seizure foci were significantly more impaired. After surgical removal of the mesial temporal lobe structures, 2 blinded observers established volumetric cell densities for hippocampal subfields… Expand
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