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April 1981

Transcortical Sensory Aphasia With Relatively Spared Spontaneous Speech and Naming

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Florida (Drs Heilman, Rothi, and Rottmann), and the Veterans Administration Medical Center (Drs Heilman, Rothi, and Rottmann), Gainesville, Fla; and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research, Washington, DC (Dr McFarling).

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(4):236-239. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510040062010
Abstract

• Patients with transcortical sensory aphasia have relatively preserved repetition ability but have poor comprehension and naming ability. Their spontaneous speech contains paraphasic errors and lacks content. We describe a patient with a left parietal lesion who had poor comprehension but who was able to repeat. However, unlike previously reported cases of transcortical aphasia, this patient had relatively normal naming and spontaneous speech. We believe that this distinct and previously unreported form of transcortical aphasia is induced by a one-way dissociation between phonemic and semantic processors.

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