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Volume 14, suplement 1

Case report

The effect of epilepsy and right-sided amygdalotomy on emotional-cognitive functioning

AGATA MAKAREWICZ1, Katarzyna Kucharska-Pietura1, MAŁGORZATA WYBACZ1, DOROTA CHMIELEWSKA1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2005; 14 (supl. 1/20): 7-106
Keywords: epilepsy, amygdalotomy, emotional-cognitive deficits

Abstract

Objective. The effect of epilepsy and right-sided amygdalotomy on the patient 's emotional-cognitive performance is presented.

Case. After right-sided amygdalotomy, a female patient with epilepsy was examined using a wide battery of neuropsychological tests.

Commentary. The patient 's emotional-cognitive deficits were found resulting from her cerebral lesions, especially in the frontal and temporal lobes.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Agata Makarewicz, Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej, ul. Głuska 1, 20-442 Lublin