Speech suppression without aphasia after bilateral perisylvian softenings (bilateral rolandic operculum damage)

G. Villa, C. Caltagirone

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Abstract

The authors describe a patient who suffered two successive, right and left, strokes that caused bilateral rolandic operculum damage. The clinical picture was characterized by selective impairment of volitional facio-pharyngo-glosso-masticatory movements with sparing of automatic and reflex motor activity (Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome). Though completely speechless, the patient was not aphasic. This dissociation is discussed in the light of the peculiar localization of lesions evidenced by CT-scan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1984

Keywords

  • Bilateral rolandic operculum softenings
  • CT-scan
  • Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome
  • speech suppression without aphasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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