Why is neglect more common in right hemisphere middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Issues with neglect are commonly seen with a right hemisphere infarct. Patients with neglect have significant impairment in functional mobility. Multiple theories have been advanced on the neurophysiological basis of neglect. These theories include the attention-arousal theory, [57] hemispheric specialization, [58] disengagement theory [59] , and interhemispheric interaction and inhibition. [60]

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