Assessing the impact of hippocampal atrophy on language in temporal lobe epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Hippocampal atrophy (HA) has a negative impact on the language network but not on hemispheric language lateralization (LL) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).

Why this matters

  • This finding expands understanding surrounding TLE by demonstrating that the presence of HA is associated with abnormal patterns of language activation and connectivity.

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