Crossed aphasia - Functional brain imaging with PET or SPECT


Bakar M., Kirshner H., Wertz R.

ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, vol.53, no.10, pp.1026-1032, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/archneur.1996.00550100112020
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1026-1032

Abstract

Objectives: To study patients with crossed aphasia (aphasia secondary to lesions in the right hemisphere in right-handed patients) with functional brain imaging using positron emission tomography (PET) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT); to see whether left hemisphere structures were metabolically depressed during the acute phase and, in 1 patient, during recovery; and to review the modern literature on crossed aphasia, with special reference to left hemisphere involvement.