In vivo quantitation of basal ganglia and thalamic degenerative changes in two temporal lobectomy patients with affective disorder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors examined the brain magnetic resonance imaging scans of two epilepsy patients who had temporal lobectomies, one on the right and one on the left, with postoperative symptoms of affective disorders. Degenerative changes of ipsilateral thalamus and putamen after surgery, with coincident affective disorder, were noted. The authors discuss a possible relationship between postlobectomy degeneration and depression.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parashos, IA; Oxley, SL; Boyko, OB; Krishnan, KR

Published Date

  • 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 337 - 341

PubMed ID

  • 8369646

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0895-0172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/jnp.5.3.337


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States