Considerations regarding supplementary motor area syndrome after surgery for parasagittal meningiomas
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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) .
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...
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