Pure agraphia of kanji due to thrombosis of the Labbé vein.

@article{Yokota1990PureAO,
  title={Pure agraphia of kanji due to thrombosis of the Labb{\'e} vein.},
  author={Takanori Yokota and Sumio Ishiai and T. Furukawa and Hiroshi Tsukagoshi},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={335-8}
}
A case is described of a 56 year old Japanese male with pure agraphia of kanji (the Japanese morphograms) due to haemorrhagic infarction of the left temporal lobe caused by the rare condition of cortical vein thrombosis of Labbé. Writing kanji was severely impaired without disturbed consciousness, aphasia or apraxia. On the other hand, writing kana (the Japanese syllabograms), and reading kanji and kana were almost intact. This suggests that the process of writing kanji involves a different… CONTINUE READING

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