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April 1979

Aphasia Resulting From Occlusion of the Left Anterior Cerebral Artery: Report of a Case With an Old Infarct in the Left Rolandic Region

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Dr Racy) and Pathology (Dr Jannotta) and the Division of Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine (Ms Lehner), George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(4):221-224. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500400075012

• A 62-year-old right-handed woman was admitted to the hospital with a cerebrovascular accident in the left hemisphere. She was aphasic as well as hemiplegic on the right. She had had a left cerebrovascular accident 18 years earlier that caused weakness in the right hand, but no grossly detectable speech problems. Autopsy disclosed an old infarct along the left Rolandic area, and a recent infarct in the territory of the left anterior cerebral artery. The clinical picture and pathologic changes are discussed in an attempt to relate the findings at autopsy to the recently developed aphasia.

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