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Language function, foot of the third frontal gyrus, and rolandic operculum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7247785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two cases with expressive speech disorders were studied neuropsychologically and neurologically; anatomical and histopathological examinations were performed in both cases. In case 1, a small infarction in the foot of the left third frontal gyrus (F3) produced only transient word-finding difficulties that did not recur after a second stroke with lesion of the symmetrical zone in the right hemisphere. A transient, predominantly articulatory difficulty was observed in case 2; this was thought to be associated with a small infarction in the lower motor strip, including the Rolandic operculum. On the basis of the literature and our two cases, it may be concluded that overlapping lesions of these two areas play an important role in the development of persistent Broca's aphasia and that each of these two areas may be responsible for different components of the speech production: work-finding difficulties being associated with lesions of posterior F3 and articulatory disorders with lesions of the Rolandic operculum.
Authors:
J Tonkonogy; H Goodglass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-27     Completed Date:  1981-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  486-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aphasia, Broca / etiology
Brain / pathology
Cerebral Infarction / pathology
Cerebrovascular Disorders / pathology*
Female
Gyrus Cinguli / pathology*
Humans
Middle Aged
Speech Disorders / etiology*
Telencephalon / pathology*

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