Journal of Neurology

, Volume 238, Issue 6, pp 337–339

A case of unilateral opercular syndrome associated with a subcortical lesion

Authors

  • Lucio Posteraro
    • Sezione di Neuropsicologia, Clinical NeurologicaUniversità di Parma
  • Fabrizio Pezzoni
    • Fondazione Clinica del LavoroCentro Medico di Riabilitazione
  • Emilio Varalda
    • Fondazione Clinica del LavoroCentro Medico di Riabilitazione
  • Gloria Fugazza
    • Fondazione Clinica del LavoroCentro Medico di Riabilitazione
  • Anna Mazzucchi
    • Sezione di Neuropsicologia, Clinical NeurologicaUniversità di Parma
Original Communications

DOI: 10.1007/BF00315334

Cite this article as:
Posteraro, L., Pezzoni, F., Varalda, E. et al. J Neurol (1991) 238: 337. doi:10.1007/BF00315334

Summary

A patient who developed a unilateral opercular syndrome following a cerebrovascular accident is described. Computed tomography showed that the lesion did not affect the opercular cortex, but involved deep white matter and the head of the caudate nucleus of the left hemisphere. Persistent hypophonia and transient aphasia were associated. Comparison with previous cases is discussed.

Key words

Opercular syndrome Aphasia Hypophonia Computed tomography

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© Springer-Verlag 1991