Entrapment of the Temporal Horn as a Cause of Pure Wernicke Aphasia: Case Report

Aldo Spallone, Daniele Belvisi, Luca Marsili

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Abstract

Entrapment of the temporal horn is an extremely rare pathologic condition occurring as a result of surgery for tumors, intraventricular infections, hemorrhage, or traumatic events involving the peritrigonal area. We report a case of a 58-year-old man who presented with pure Wernicke aphasia (never described before in the albeit rare cases of isolated temporal horn dilatation) that regressed completely following successful ventriculoperitoneal shunting. The relevant literature is also briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e109-12
JournalJournal of Neurological Surgery Reports
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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