Aphasic status epilepticus after glioma resection: two case reports

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Aphasic status epilepticus (ASE) is a subtype of focal nonconvulsive status epilepticus, in which language disturbance is the only objective clinical manifestation. We present two cases of patients who experienced delayed onset of temporal aphasia after the removal of glioma at the language-dominant hemisphere. In both cases, arterial spin labeling was useful for diagnosis and antiepileptic drug was effective. ASE should be considered a cause of persistent aphasia after glioma resection at or near the language area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3109-3113
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov


  • Aphasic status epilepticus
  • Arterial spin labeling
  • Glioma
  • Surgery


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