Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Neurocase. 2012;18(4):330-5. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2011.608364. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

Ambient echolalia in a patient with germinoma around the bilateral ventriculus lateralis: a case report.

Author information

1
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Jikei University Aoto Hospital, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan. rehadoc441124@jikei.ac.jp

Abstract

Ambient echolalia is a rare condition with few reported cases. We report the case of a 20-year-old man with a germinoma around the bilateral ventriculus lateralis who exhibited ambient echolalia. Clinical features included instinctive grasp reaction and compulsive manipulation of tools in his right hand. Speech or mental deterioration has been cited as a cause of ambient echolalia, but neither dementia nor aphasia was present. We propose that ambient echolalia in our case could be interpreted as a disinhibition of pre-existing essentially intact motor subroutines due to damage of the medial frontal lobe.

PMID:
22117108
DOI:
10.1080/13554794.2011.608364
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center