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Functional Rehabilitation in Patients with Diffuse Low-Grade Glioma (DLGG)

  • Guillaume Herbet
  • Sylvie Moritz-GasserEmail author
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Abstract

A relevant and ethical management of DLGG patients can’t refrain from taking into account cognitive disorders and proposing, if need be, a specific program of cognitive rehabilitation, to allow patients recovering -or maintaining- the best level of quality of life as possible. The slow-growing and infiltrating character of DLGG makes their associated cognitive disorders particularly amenable to rehabilitation, by potentiating or even constraining the mechanisms of functional brain reorganization within complex large-scale neural networks.

Keywords

DLGG Cognitive disorders Cognitive rehabilitation Distributed interconnected networks Functional brain reorganization Neural plasticity Quality of life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), U1051, Team “Plasticity of the Central Nervous System, Human Stem Cells and Glial Tumors”, Institute for Neurosciences of MontpellierMontpellier University Medical CenterMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Gui de Chauliac HospitalMontpellier University Medical CenterMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Department of Neurology, CHRU Montpellier, Gui de Chauliac HospitalMontpellier University Medical CenterMontpellierFrance

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