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Left Temporopolar Impairment in a Case of Posttraumatic Hypersomnia

Farisse, Jean MD; Guedj, Eric MD, PhD; Richieri, Raphaëlle MD; De Cock, Valérie Cochen MD; Lancon, Christophe MD, PhD; Boyer, Laurent MD, PhD

Section Editor(s): Caplan, Bruce PhD, ABPP; Bogner, Jennifer PhD, ABPP

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation:
doi: 10.1097/HTR.0b013e3182803eda
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Abstract

Objective: We report a focal morphofunctional brain impairment within the left temporopolar cortex in a patient with a posttraumatic hypersomnia. This case may contribute to better understanding the possible pathophysiological mechanism for posttraumatic hypersomnia.

Author Information

Department of Psychiatry, Sainte-Marguerite University Hospital (Drs Farisse, Richieri, and Lancon); APHM, Hôpital de la Timone, Service Central de Biophysique et Médecine Nucléaire (Dr Guedj); CERIMED (Dr Guedj) and INT, CNRS UMR 7289 (Dr Guedj), Aix-Marseille Univ; EA 3279, Self-perceived Health Assessment Research Unit, School of Medicine, La Timone University (Drs Lancon and Boyer), Marseille; and Unité des troubles du sommeil, service de neurologie, CHU Gui-de-Chauliac, Montpellier (Dr Cochen De Cock), France.

Corresponding Author: Laurent Boyer, MD, PhD, EA 3279, Self-perceived Health Assessment Research Unit, School of Medicine, La Timone University, 13005 Marseille, France (laurent.boyer@ap-hm.fr).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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