[Neuropsychological analysis in 2 cases of infarction in the left precentral gyrus--with special reference to apraxia of speech and agraphia].

@article{Saito1997NeuropsychologicalAI,
  title={[Neuropsychological analysis in 2 cases of infarction in the left precentral gyrus--with special reference to apraxia of speech and agraphia].},
  author={Yoshinobu Saito and Yasushi Ube Kita and Mitsuaki Bando and Hiroshi Nagura and Hiroshi Yamanouchi and Kenji Ishii},
  journal={Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={
          487-91
        }
}
It remains controversial whether agraphia can coexist in a case with apraxia of speech, and whether an apraxia of speech can be classified into a category of aphasia. We examined the presence of agraphia in 2 right-handed patients of apraxia of speech. Case 1 of mild agraphia showed an infarcted lesion in the left precentral gyrus extending to the neighboring white matter, which involving the arcuate fasciculus on MRI. Positron emission tomography (PET) indicated decrease of cerebral blood flow… CONTINUE READING