Cognitive Study

| Published: June 25, 2020

Neuropsychological profile of an adult with major neurocognitive disorder secondary to a primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the central nervous system

Dubis Marcela Rincón Barreto

Faculty professor and Coordinator of the Master’s Degreee in Neuropsychopedagogy from Universidad Católica Luis Amigó – Medellín, Colombia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Lorena García Ortiz

Professor at the Master’s program in Clinical Neuropsichology. Universidad de San Buenaventura – Bogotá, Colombia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Carolina Martínez

Master in Clinical Neuropsichology, Colombia Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.010/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.010


This research is about a case study of an adult with diagnosis and resection of primitive neuroectodermic tumor of the central nervous system. This report describes their cognitive functioning after surgical and pharmacological treatment. This case is relevant because tumors of this category are of strange appearance in adults. For the evaluation of cognitive functions, a neuropsychological evaluation protocol was used, consisting of: Scale activities of daily living, Goldberg scale, Subjective complaint of memory and / or scale of memory disorders (QSM), Abbreviated neuropsychological examination program, Test Barcelona abbreviated (TB-A), Young NEURONORMA Program, BANFE II Neuropsychological Battery of Executive Functions and TBDA Boston test for the diagnosis of Aphasia. Significant alterations were found in advanced activities of daily life (AADL) and major neurocognitive disorder. This article constitutes a contribution to the knowledge of the neuropsychological functions that are affected in a case of a brain tumor, which, according to what is reported in the literature, due to its histology is of rare appearance in adults. This type of neuropsychological profiles allow the design of pertinent and effective rehabilitation plans.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020