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Evaluation and outcome of aphasia in patients with severe closed head trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1159445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study long-term observation of 12 patients with aphasia secondary to severe closed head trauma took place. The most frequent symptoms were amnestic aphasia and verbal paraphasia. Only one patient with a constant slow wave EEG focus in the dominant hemisphere had severe receptive symptoms. In all other patients the aphasia recovered rather well, though not totally, but the presence and degree of concomitant neuropsychological disorders were most important for the final outcome.
I V Thomsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1975 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-04     Completed Date:  1975-12-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agraphia / etiology
Aphasia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Brain Concussion / complications
Brain Injuries / complications*,  diagnosis
Brain Stem / injuries
Defense Mechanisms
Follow-Up Studies
Gerstmann Syndrome / etiology
Hypoxia, Brain / complications
Perceptual Disorders / etiology
Speech Disorders / etiology

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