[Skip to Navigation]
February 1982

Transient Aphasia With Persistent Apraxia: Uncommon Sequela of Massive Left-Hemisphere Stroke

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology/Aphasia Service, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis (Drs Seines, Rubens, and Risse), and the Department of Psychology, University of Houston (Dr Levy).

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(2):122-126. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510140056015

• A 58-year-old, right-handed man became aphasic following a left-hemisphere stroke. Despite the massive size of the lesion, the aphasia was transient. An apraxia and agraphia did, however, persist three years after onset. The pattern of language impairment and subsequent recovery is believed to represent the rarely documented condition of mixed cerebral dominance for language.

Add or change institution