Authors: Baumann C, Tichy J, Schaefer JH, Steinbach JP, Mittelbronn M, Wagner M, Foerch C
Cognitive functions are differentially represented in brain hemispheres. Aphasia is an “easy to recognize” symptom of diseases affecting the left side. In contrast, lesions in the right hemisphere cause subtle neuropsychological deficits such as neglect and anosognosia. We evaluated whether right-sided malignant brain tumors are on average larger at the time of first diagnosis as compared to left-sided tumors, and extrapolated the delay in diagnosing right-sided tumors compared to the left side.
Journal of Neuro-Oncology