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J Clin Neurosci. 2017 May;39:84-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.12.038. Epub 2017 Jan 16.

Global aphasia without hemiparesis may be caused by blunt head trauma: An adolescent boy with transient aphasia.

Author information

1
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey. Electronic address: sevimsahin1@yahoo.com.
2
Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey.
3
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children's Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
4
Eksen Speech and Language Center, İstanbul, Turkey.
5
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Global aphasia without hemiparesis is a rare condition often associated with embolic stroke. Posttraumatic causes have not been reported, in the literature, to our knowledge. We report a 15-year old boy with transient global aphasia without hemiparesis due to blunt head trauma. In our case, clinical findings occurred 1week later following head trauma. Emergence of the symptoms after a period of the first mechanical head trauma, draws attention to the importance of secondary process in traumatic brain injury.

KEYWORDS:

Aphasia; Global aphasia without hemiparesis; Posttraumatic aphasia; Traumatic brain injury

PMID:
28110932
DOI:
10.1016/j.jocn.2016.12.038
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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