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Stereotactic Amygdalotomy in the Light of Neuropsychological Investigations

  • Elżbieta Łuczywek
  • E. Mempel
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 23)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to describe on the basis of comparative psychological studies the effect of partial amygdalectomy on the behaviour and cognitive processes of patients with acute forms of epilepsy whose long-term pharmacological treatment, and in some cases also conventional surgical treatment, had been unsuccessful.

Keywords

Acute Form Distinct Decrease Disturbed Function Figure Drawing Aggressive Attitude 
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References

  1. 1.
    Mempel, E. (1972), The influence of partial (dorso-medial) amygdalectomy on emotional disturbances and epileptic fits in humanes. In: Present Limits of Neurosurgery. Prague: Avicenum.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elżbieta Łuczywek
    • 1
  • E. Mempel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Research CentrePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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