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August 1987

Left-Hemisphere Missile Injury: A Clinical and Anatomical Case Study, With 25-Year Follow-up

Author Affiliations

From the Neuropsychology Unit, Neuroscience Group, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England.

Arch Neurol. 1987;44(8):857-861. doi:10.1001/archneur.1987.00520200059020

• A case is reported of left-hemisphere missile injury sustained in 1944. A stable pattern of selective loss (dysphasia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and verbal memory impairment) and intact abilities (perceptual and spatial skills and nonverbal memory) was followed up for 25 years. No progressive or generalized intellectual deterioration to suggest interaction between this brain injury and normal aging was observed. The clinical and neuropsychological sequelae are related to the detailed postmortem findings.