Title

Tumor-associated aphasia in left hemisphere primary brain tumors: the importance of age and tumor grade

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology

Publication Date

1989-01-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Aging; Aphasia; Brain Neoplasms; Female; Humans; Language Disorders; Male; Middle Aged

Disciplines

Neurology | Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

Although one-quarter of patients with primary brain tumors have language disturbances at the time of initial presentation, the factors contributing to their aphasia are not clear. A group of 32 patients with primary tumors of the left hemisphere was collected retrospectively and the relationship between clinical, radiographic, and pathologic factors and tumor-associated aphasia was examined. We assessed language function before beginning any treatment including steroids. The factor that best predicted language disturbance was greater patient age; the only other significant factor was tumor grade. Tumor size made a nearly significant impact, but tumor location within the left hemisphere did not correlate with aphasia.

Source

Neurology. 1989 Jan;39(1):48-50.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Neurology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

2909913

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