Left Hemineglect After Ischemic Stroke to the Left Brain Hemisphere: A Case Study
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 83-87
Received: Dec. 25, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 5, 2017; Published: Oct. 18, 2017
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Malkhaz Makashvili, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia; Students’ Psycho-Physiological Research Center, Ilia University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Salome Nikoleishvili, Students’ Psycho-Physiological Research Center, Ilia University, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Abstract
Patient, male, 67, was diagnosed as having ischemic degenerative changes in the fronto-parietal cortical area of the left hemisphere due to the occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. Clinical picture was characterized by right-sided hemiparesis in the upper right shoulder and relative weakness in the right leg, as well as motor aphasia. Patient was tested on hemineglect (HN) after 2 years of the initial stroke. No signs of HN were revealed in line bisection and cancelation tasks, as well as in copying the clock and Rey-Osterrieth figure from a sample. Drawing clock and Rey-Osterrieth figure from memory was characterized by omission of details from the left side of figures, suggesting left HN at a representational level.
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Left Hemineglect, Left Hemisphere, Ischemic Stroke
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Malkhaz Makashvili, Salome Nikoleishvili, Left Hemineglect After Ischemic Stroke to the Left Brain Hemisphere: A Case Study, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017, pp. 83-87. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170604.16
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