Primary progressive aphasia: Reversed asymmetry of atrophy and right hemisphere language dominance

M. Mesulam*, S. Weintraub, T. Parrish, D. Gitelman

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Abstract

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is almost always associated with asymmetrical left hemisphere degeneration. The authors report that right hemisphere atrophy in a patient with PPA was associated with atypical right hemisphere dominance for language. This suggests that neuronal damage in PPA is therefore tightly linked to the underlying anatomy of the language network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-557
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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