J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 55:25-27 doi:10.1136/jnnp.55.1.25
  • Research Article

Hypergraphia associated with a brain tumour of the right cerebral hemisphere.

  1. T Imamura,
  2. A Yamadori,
  3. K Tsuburaya
  1. Department of Neurology, Tohoku Kohseinenkin Hospital, Sendai, Japan.


      Two different neurobehavioural abnormalities have been reported under the term hypergraphia. One has been described in temporal lobe epilepsies and the other in the acute stage of strokes of the right cerebral hemisphere. The latter type of hypergraphia in a patient with a metastatic brain tumour confined to the right hemisphere is reported. Such hypergraphia is a general right hemisphere sign that is not peculiar to strokes in the acute stage and the writing behaviour is inattentive.

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