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July 1981

Crossed Aphasia in a Right-handed Patient: Postmortem Findings

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology, Centre Hospitalo-universitaire vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(7):455-458. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510070089018

• A right-handed man with a global aphasia and a left hemiparesis was examined after a cerebrovascular accident. Three weeks later, oral language was only mildly impaired but writing disorders were still severe. At autopsy, there was an infarction of the territory supplied by the right middle cerebral artery. There was no lesion in the left hemisphere.