Table 1

 Clinical, radiological, and surgical characteristics of the 11 patients with a low grade glioma involving the dominant striatum

CaseAge, sex, handednessPresenting symptomPreoperative clinical examinationLocation of the glioma on preoperative MRIIntraoperative findings: striatum mappingImmediate postoperative clinical resultsDelayed postoperative clinical results (3 months)
F, female; M, male; SMA, supplementary motor area.
133, M, rightPartial seizuresNormalLeft insular glioma involving left putamenAnarthria induced by stimulation of lateral part of putamenNo worseningNo deficit; return to normal life
238, M, rightGeneralised seizuresNormalLeft insular glioma involving left putamenAnarthria induced by stimulation of lateral part of putamenMild dysarthriaRecovery; return to normal life
347, M, rightPartial seizuresModerate cognitive impairmentLeft insular glioma involving left putamenAnarthria induced by stimulation of lateral part of putamenMild dysarthriaRecovery; return to normal life
432, M, rightPartial seizuresNormalLeft insular glioma involving left putamenAnarthria induced by stimulation of lateral part of putamenMild dysarthriaRecovery; return to normal life
534, M, rightGeneralised seizuresSlight motor aphasiaLeft insular glioma involving left putamenAnarthria induced by stimulation of lateral part of putamenImprovement of preoperative language disturbanceNo deficit; return to normal life
628, F, RightGeneralised seizuresNormalLeft fronto-mesial glioma involving head of left caudatePerseveration induced by stimulation of superior part of head of caudateSpeech slowness (partial dominant SMA syndrome) with perseverationRecovery; return to normal life
744, F, leftGeneralised seizuresNormalRight fronto-mesial glioma involving head of right dominant caudatePerseveration induced by stimulation of superior part of head of caudateSpeech slowness (partial dominant SMA syndrome) with perseverationRecovery; return to normal life
846, F, rightGeneralised seizuresNormalLeft fronto-mesial glioma involving head of left caudatePerseveration induced by stimulation of superior part of head of caudateSpeech slowness (partial dominant SMA syndrome) with perseverationRecovery; return to normal life
925, M, rightPartial seizuresNormalLeft fronto-mesial glioma involving head of left caudatePerseveration induced by stimulation of superior part of head of caudateSpeech slowness (partial dominant SMA syndrome) with perseverationRecovery; return to normal life
1042, M, rightGeneralised seizuresNormalLeft fronto-mesial glioma involving head of left caudatePerseveration induced by stimulation of superior part of head of caudatePerseverationRecovery; return to normal life
1152, M, leftGeneralised seizuresNormalRight fronto-mesial glioma involving head of left caudatePerseveration induced by stimulation of superior part of head of caudateSpeech slowness (partial dominant SMA syndrome) with perseverationRecovery; return to normal life