Table 3

Control group. preoperative and postoperative values of variables in the neuropsychological test battery

Control groupPatient group
PreoperativePostoperative
Verbal memory:
 Sum recall49.22  (7.58)42.87  (12.80)44.52  (12.79)
 Long term retrieval (LTR)36.52 (11.47)29.43 (18.94)30.57 (17.79)
 Consistent LTR30.35 (11.82)23.74 (19.83)24.17 (16.31)
 Cued recall9.78 (1.98)9.30 (2.36)9.00 (2.54)
 Delayed recognition11.57 (0.59)11.91 (0.29)11.65 (1.27)
 Delayed free recall trial8.35 (2.42)6.35 (3.58)3-151 7.70 (3.70)
Visuoconstructive:
 Rey's figure: copy33.91 (2.28)3-160 27.22 (6.57)29.57 (4.79)
Visual memory:
 Rey's figure 3 min recall21.43 (4.78)3-160 11.63 (7.06)3-151 15.28 (9.30)
 Rey's figure 30 min recall21.41 (4.27)3-160 11.50 (6.81)3-151 14.35 (8.54)
Frontal functions:
 Trail making test A: time39.35 (10.90)3-160 81.39 (36.68)79.43 (43.59)
 Trail making test B: time75.61 (17.31)3-160 169.70 (76.29)3-164 144.96 (73.29)
 Trail making B-A36.26 (19.85)3-160 88.30 (52.40)3-151 65.52 (46.99)
 Word fluency30.65 (8.78)31.35 (7.79)31.74 (11.40)
Fine motor speed:
 Grooved pegboard right64.30 (7.63)3-160 107.55 (45.83)3-151 94.05 (36.89)
 Grooved pegboard left71.00 (13.85)3-160 117.29 (55.91)104.43 (39.84)
 Symbols51.61 (6.70)3-160 34.35 (13.75)34.78 (13.67)
  • 3-150 p<0.01;

  • 3-160 p<0.001, controls vpatients in presurgical assessment.

  • 3-151 p<0.01;

  • 3-164 p<0.001, presurgical vpostsurgical assessment in patient group.