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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 9, Issue 3-4, Pages 155-162
Case Report

Crossed Aphasia. I: A Case-Study with Purely Deep Lesion

M. Laiacona,1,2 C. Stangalino,1 and L. Lorenzi1

1Neuropsychology Unit, Neurology Department, Salvatore Maugeri Clinica del Lavoro Foundation, Medical Centre of Rehabilitation, Veruno (NO), Italy
2Servizio di Neuropsicologia della Fondazione S. Maugeri Clinica del Lavoro, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Centro Medico di Riabilitazione di Veruno (NO), Italy

Copyright © 1996 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.


In this paper, we describe the case of a right-handed man, MR, who after right thalamic haemorrhage presented subtranscortical aphasia. Of the disturbances generally associated with standard left hemisphere functions, the patient presented acalculia but not apraxia. Among the functions attributed to the standard right hemisphere, MR showed impairment in affective language and presented unilateral neglect and a strong position preference.