Expressive language disorder after infarction of left lentiform nucleus

  title={Expressive language disorder after infarction of left lentiform nucleus},
  author={J. Donald Warren and Henry Boynton Smith and Linley A Denson and Heather M. Waddy},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
A 53 year old bilingual woman presented with apraxia of speech and writing in English and German after ischaemic infarction of the left posterior lentiform nucleus. Detailed language assessment revealed impairments of articulation, verbal fluency, auditory repetition, interpretation of complex semantic relationships, formulation of definitions and verbal short-term memory. The case illustrates the role of the basal ganglia in speech planning, word retrieval and verbal short-term memory. 

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