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Sub-Cortical Aphasia Profiles Following Left Putaminal Haemorrhage: Comparative Case Reports

*, Somashekara H. S (2006) Sub-Cortical Aphasia Profiles Following Left Putaminal Haemorrhage: Comparative Case Reports. Journal of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association, 20. pp. 91-97.

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Abstract

Aphasia is a language disorder which is defined as an acquired impairment of language processes underlying receptive and expressive modalities and caused by damage to areas of the brain which are primarily responsible for language function. The well known cortical syndromes of Broca’s or Wernicke’s aphasia have clearly established language profile-lesion relationships. However the documentation of aphasic deficits from sub-cortical lesions has necessitated a new category of sub-cortical aphasia, posyulated at the beginning of the last century. It is only since the introduction of the Computed Tomography (CT) scanner that more conclusive scientific evidence has been offered to support this hypothesis. In the following presentation two case profiles have been subjected to language profiling in order to substantiate our existing knowledge about sub-cortical lesions and their functions in speech and language. Additionally, variables that could be contributing to distinct language profiles in the two cases with similar etiology and primary lesion sites are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sub-cortical aphasia, Putaminal haemorrhage
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 06:40
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2014 06:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140024

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