Journal of Neurology

, Volume 238, Issue 6, pp 337–339 | Cite as

A case of unilateral opercular syndrome associated with a subcortical lesion

  • Lucio Posteraro
  • Fabrizio Pezzoni
  • Emilio Varalda
  • Gloria Fugazza
  • Anna Mazzucchi
Original Communications


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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucio Posteraro
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Pezzoni
    • 2
  • Emilio Varalda
    • 2
  • Gloria Fugazza
    • 2
  • Anna Mazzucchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Sezione di Neuropsicologia, Clinical NeurologicaUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Fondazione Clinica del LavoroCentro Medico di RiabilitazioneMontescano (Pavia)Italy

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