Language disorder in a right-hander after occlusion of the right anterior cerebral artery

John C M Brust, Charles Plank, Allan Burke, Marie M I Guobadia, Edward B. Healton

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Abstract

A right-handed woman developed left hemiparesis and a language disturbance. At autopsy, there was infarction in the territory of the right anterior cerebral artery, involving, among other structures, the supplementary motor area. This brain region has been considered to play a role in speech, but whether the language disorder that follows its destruction is truly aphasic is controversial. Our patient does not answer that question, but if her disturbed language is viewed as aphasic, she represents the fourth autopsy case of “crossed aphasia in a dextral” and the first, with or without autopsy, after right anterior cerebral artery occlusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-497
Number of pages6
JournalNeurology
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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