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Ideatory apraxia in a left-handed patient with right-sided brain lesion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7471767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is described of a left-handed patient with a circumscribed right-sided posterior brain lesion, who presented with a neuro-psychological syndrome of Wernicke's aphasia, ideomotor and ideatory apraxia. The aphasia and ideomotor apraxia cleared within 10 days, while ideatory apraxia persisted. Ideatory apraxia therefore was not dependent on the language disorder, nor was it related to ideomotor apraxia. On the basis of various neuropsychological examinations, the nature of the apraxic movement disorder in this case is discussed. To our knowledge, this is the first case of ideatory apraxia with right-sided brain damage described in the literature. A particular feature of this patient is that obviously language and the motor functions underlying performance in tests for ideomotor apraxia had a bilateral hemispheric representation whereas a unilateral lesion was sufficient to bring about persistent ideatory apraxia.
K Poeck; G Lehmkuhl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0010-9452     ISO Abbreviation:  Cortex     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-13     Completed Date:  1981-05-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100725     Medline TA:  Cortex     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aphasia, Wernicke / complications
Apraxias / complications,  diagnosis,  pathology*
Brain / pathology*
Brain Mapping
Dominance, Cerebral
Psychological Tests
Verbal Behavior

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