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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Anomia produced by direct cortical stimulation of the pre-supplementary motor area in a patient undergoing preoperative language mapping Volume 17, numéro 2, June 2015

Illustrations

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Auteurs
1 Department of Neurology
2 Department of Neurosurgery
3 Department of Neurology, University of Munich, Germany
* Correspondence: Verena Eveline Rozanski Department of Neurology, University of Munich, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377 München, Germany
  • Mots-clés : anomia, cortical stimulation, supplementary motor area, language mapping, speech production, MRI
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2015.0750
  • Page(s) : 184-7
  • Année de parution : 2015

There is sparse data on the analysis of supplementary motor area in language function using direct cortical stimulation of the supplementary motor area. Here, we report a patient who experienced isolated anomia during stimulation of the anterior supplementary motor area and discuss the role of the supplementary motor area in speech production. The role of the pre-supplementary motor area in word selection, observed in fMRI studies, can be confirmed by direct cortical stimulation.