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Behavioural Neurology - Volume 5 1992, Issue 4, Pages 247-250

Case Report University Department of Clinical Neurology, and The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre, Oxford, UK

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of severe aphasia after right hemisphere stroke, confirmed by CT, in an unambiguously dextral patient is reported. The patient showed no limb apraxia, and performed well on a test of “closure” Mooney faces. Extensive testing revealed no signs of visuo-spatial neglect. We conclude that “pure” crossed aphasia can occur in the absence of symptoms normally associated with right hemisphere lesions.

Author: J. C. Marshall and P. W. Halligan



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