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Malin Antonsson

About Malin Antonsson

Language ability and language organisation in patients with low grade glioma undergoing awake surgery

Low-grade glioma is a tumor that often grows in, or near, areas of the brain that are essential for language, sensory or motor functions. If the tumor is located in an area of the brain involved in language function, tumor surgery creates a risk for language impairment. This project aims to study language ability and language organization in this patient population, with a special focus on the group of patients undergoing awake surgery. The project can identify risk factors and other elements that affect communication. The results of these studies may also contribute to the development of clinical guidelines for the assessment of language function in patients with brain tumors.

Main supervisor: Lena Hartelius, Division of Speech and Language Pathology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg

Co-supervisor: Francesca Longoni, Division of Speech and Language Pathology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg

Co-supervisor: Magnus Thordstein, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg