Broca's area aphasias: aphasia after lesions including the frontal operculum.

  title={Broca's area aphasias: aphasia after lesions including the frontal operculum.},
  author={Michael P. Alexander and Margaret A. Naeser and Carole L Palumbo},
  volume={40 2},
We report 9 cases of aphasia following lesions in the region of the left frontal operculum. It is not possible to capture their variety of clinical manifestations with the simple labels of "Broca's area aphasia." or "Broca's area aphasia." Analysis of the breakdown of various components of speech and language in these cases suggests that the operculum, lower motor cortex, and subjacent subcortical and periventricular white matter contain critical parts of different language systems. These… CONTINUE READING

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