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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 4 (1991), Issue 2, Pages 75-79
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BEN-1991-4203

Transient Crossed Aphasia: A Case Study with SPECT

José M. Ferro,1,2,4 Guilhermina Cantinho,3 and Élia Baeta1,2

1Department of Neurology, Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Portugal
2Language Research Laboratory, Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Portugal
3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Portugal
4Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Hospital de Santa Maria, 1600 Lisboa, Portugal

Copyright © 1991 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.

Abstract

A 45-year-old right-handed man developed “crossed” anomie aphasia, neglect and inaccurate reaching of his left arm in both hemispaces due to a right parietal haemorrhage. Aphasia cleared in a few days. SPECT failed to demonstrate crossed left hemispheric diaschisis. This report emphasizes the importance of evaluating patients in the acute stage and of coupling “static” and “functional” imaging methods when studying brain-behavior relationships.