Journal of Neurology

, Volume 240, Issue 4, pp 216–218 | Cite as

Insula and aphasia

  • Jeffrey Shuren


A 59-year-old woman developed impaired speech initiation as the result of a left anterior insular infarct. Findings from this case suggest that dominant hemisphere anterior insular lesions impair the speech initiation loop.

Key words

Insula Nonfluent aphasia Initiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Shuren
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNew England Medical CenterBostonUSA

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