Effector-dependent neglect and splenial disconnection: a spherical deconvolution tractography study

Paolo Bartolomeo, Marine Lunven, Michel Thiebaut De Schotten, Bertrand Glize, Raffaella Migliaccio, Sophie Jacquin-Courtois, François Cotton, Gilles Rode

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Abstract

We present the case of a patient with left homonymous hemianopia and chronic left neglect consequent to a stroke in the occipito-temporal regions of the right hemisphere. When the patient performed cancellation tasks with her right (dominant) hand, she had severe and persistent left neglect at retest 7 and 8 years after onset. However, her performance on line bisection was invariably within normal limits. Strikingly, performance on cancellation tests reverted to normal when the patient used her left hand. White matter tractography using spherical deconvolution demonstrated damage to the splenium of the corpus callosum, as well as a relative preservation of the right fronto-parietal network. Effector-dependent neglect may occur because splenial disconnection deprives the right fronto-parietal network from visual information processed by the left hemisphere. Consequently, spatial exploration reverts to normal when the patient uses her left hand, thus involving more directly the fronto-parietal attentional networks in the right-hemisphere.
Lingua originaleEnglish
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RivistaExperimental Brain Research
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Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014

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