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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 117-120
Case Report

Transformation of Broca’s Aphasia into Conduction Aphasia: A Case Report

S. Kazui,1 T. Sawada,1 H. Tanabe,2 and N. Inoue1

1Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
2Department of Neuropsychiatry, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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.


We describe a patient with a cerebral infarction localized mainly in the left posterior frontal and anterior parietal subcortices who experienced a Broca's aphasia which evolved into a conduction aphasia. Such a rare recovery pattern of aphasia appeared to result from amelioration of the damage to the left precentral gyrus.