Original Communications

Journal of Neurology

, Volume 238, Issue 6, pp 337-339

A case of unilateral opercular syndrome associated with a subcortical lesion

  • Lucio PosteraroAffiliated withSezione di Neuropsicologia, Clinical Neurologica, Università di Parma
  • , Fabrizio PezzoniAffiliated withFondazione Clinica del Lavoro, Centro Medico di Riabilitazione
  • , Emilio VaraldaAffiliated withFondazione Clinica del Lavoro, Centro Medico di Riabilitazione
  • , Gloria FugazzaAffiliated withFondazione Clinica del Lavoro, Centro Medico di Riabilitazione
  • , Anna MazzucchiAffiliated withSezione di Neuropsicologia, Clinical Neurologica, Università di Parma

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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