Linguistic impairment after right cerebellar stroke: A case report

Marina Gasparini, Vittorio Di Piero, Olga Ciccarelli, Maria Maddalena Cacioppo, Patrizia Pantano, Gian Luigi Lenzi

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Increasing evidence suggests the involvement of the cerebellum in non-motor functions. We describe a patient who presented speech deficits after a right cerebellar infarction without other cognitive impairments. 99mTc-HMPAO single-photon emission computed tomography showed a marked hypoperfusion in the right cerebellar hemisphere, but did not show crossed cerebellar-cerebral diaschisis. The absence of neuroradiological evidence of structural supratentorial lesions supports the cerebellar role in modulating not only the motor system, but also higher order functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Cerebellar stroke
  • Crossed cerebello-cerebral diaschisis
  • Speech deficits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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