Global aphasia without hemiparesis

Multiple etiologies

Alan D. Legatt, M. J. Rubin, L. R. Kaplan, E. B. Healton, J. C M Brust

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Abstract

Acute global aphasia without hemiparesis has been considered pathognomonic of embolic stroke. During 1 year, we encountered six patients with this syndrome. Two had multiple strokes, probably embolic. One had atrial fibrillation; at autopsy, there were metastases as well as multiple infarcts in the left hemisphere. One had a single large infarct in the territory of an anterior branch of the middle cerebral artery (MCA), one had subarachnoid hemorrhage of unknown origin, and one had a sylvian fissure hematoma with intraparenchymal extension from a ruptured MCA aneurysm. Nonembolic etiologies are therefore also possible and include conditions that bar anticoagulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume37
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

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Aphasia
Paresis
Stroke
Middle Cerebral Artery
Intracranial Aneurysm
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Hematoma
Atrial Fibrillation
Autopsy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Etiology
Left Hemisphere
Syndrome

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Legatt, A. D., Rubin, M. J., Kaplan, L. R., Healton, E. B., & Brust, J. C. M. (1987). Global aphasia without hemiparesis: Multiple etiologies. Neurology, 37(2), 201-205.

Global aphasia without hemiparesis : Multiple etiologies. / Legatt, Alan D.; Rubin, M. J.; Kaplan, L. R.; Healton, E. B.; Brust, J. C M.

In: Neurology, Vol. 37, No. 2, 1987, p. 201-205.

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Legatt, AD, Rubin, MJ, Kaplan, LR, Healton, EB & Brust, JCM 1987, 'Global aphasia without hemiparesis: Multiple etiologies', Neurology, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 201-205.
Legatt AD, Rubin MJ, Kaplan LR, Healton EB, Brust JCM. Global aphasia without hemiparesis: Multiple etiologies. Neurology. 1987;37(2):201-205.
Legatt, Alan D. ; Rubin, M. J. ; Kaplan, L. R. ; Healton, E. B. ; Brust, J. C M. / Global aphasia without hemiparesis : Multiple etiologies. In: Neurology. 1987 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 201-205.
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