Handedness in patients with intractable epilepsy: Correlations with side of temporal lobectomy and gender

Steven C. Schachter*, Anthony Bolton, Dara Manoach, Margaret O'Connor, Sandra Weintraub, Howard Blume, Donald L. Schomer

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Abstract

Handedness for writing, gender, and side of lobectomy were studied in 69 consecutive patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who underwent temporal lobectomy (TL). Significantly more women were left-handed than sex-matched controls (p = 0.019), as were men undergoing left TL (p = 0.043) as compared with sex-matched controls. These results suggest that language networks are more lateralized to the left temporal lobe in men with TLE than in women with TLE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-192
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Epilepsy
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1995

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Handedness
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Temporal lobectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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