'Semantic' conduction aphasia from a posterior insular cortex infarction

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  • A unique infarction limited to the posterior insula and intrasylvian parietal opercular cortex produced a subtype of conduction aphasia, characterized by a predominance of semantic paraphasias. Temporal lobe hypoperfusion seen on hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime single-photon emission computed tomography in the absence of any signs of ischemia suggested that cortical diaschisis prayed a role in the emergence of this syndrome.
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  • Marshall RS; Lazar RM; Mohr JP; Van Heertum RL; Mast H
  • Start Page

  • 189
  • End Page

  • 191
  • Volume

  • 6
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  • 3