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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 160, Issue 8, pp 1555–1556 | Cite as

Considerations regarding supplementary motor area syndrome after surgery for parasagittal meningiomas

  • Lorenzo Nigro
  • Roberto Delfini
Letter to the Editor - Tumor - Meningioma
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  1. Tumor – Meningioma

Dear Editor,

We read with great interest the paper by Berg-Johnsen et al. about the supplementary motor area syndrome after surgery for parasagittal meningiomas (Berg-Johnsen J, Høgestøl EA (2018) Supplementary motor area syndrome after surgery for parasagittal meningiomas. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 160(3):583–587) [2].

After the removal of a parasagittal meningioma, the event to have a hemiplegic or hemiparetic patient is unexpected for the surgeon who has operated an extrinsic tumor without the use of brain retractors and no evidence of electrophysiological alteration during the cortical and subcortical stimulation.

On the same time the finding that the patient is aphasic is unpleasant.

So as stated by the authors, we know that these findings can be related to the supplementary motor cortex and these disturbances go under the name of supplementary motor area (SMA) syndrome.

After the resection of low-grade gliomas, this syndrome is diffusely reported but it is rarely reported in...

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

The patient has consented to the submission of the manuscript to the journal.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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    Berg-Johnsen J, Høgestøl EA (2018) Supplementary motor area syndrome after surgery for parasagittal meningiomas. Acta Neurochir 160(3):583–587CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Psychiatry“Sapienza” University of RomeRomeItaly

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