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The Wernicke’s Area : Receptive Aphasia
The Wernicke’s Area ( part of Area 22) in the left dominant
end of the lateral sulcus. It is connected to the
Broca area by The Arcuate fasciculus.
Lesions lead to Wernicke's aphasia
(e.g. secondary to embolic stroke) This is receptive. Speech is intact, yet at times meaningless or inappropriate despite fluency. Patient is unaware of it. Imparied understanding of both spoken and written words accompanied by Loss of repetition.
Stroke rehabilitation using noninvasive cortical stimulation: aphasia.
Mylius V, Zouari HG, Ayache SS, Farhat WH, Lefaucheur JP.
Expert Rev Neurother. 2012 Aug;12(8):973-82.
The Spectrum of Aphasia Subtypes and Etiology in Subacute Stroke.
Hoffmann M, Chen R.
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 May 13.
Characterizing the relationship between functional MRI-derived measures and clinical outcomes in patients with vascular lesions
Gallagher TA, et al.
Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Apr;
Aphasia in border-zone infarcts has a specific initial pattern and good long-term prognosis.
Flamand-Roze C, Cauquil-Michon C, Roze E, Souillard-Scemama R, Maintigneux L, Ducreux D, Adams D, Denier C.
Eur J Neurol. 2011 Dec;18(12):1397-401.
Low-frequency rTMS with language therapy over a 3-month period for sensory-dominant aphasia: case series of two post-stroke Japanese patients.
Kakuda W, Abo M, Uruma G, Kaito N, Watanabe M.
Brain Inj. 2010;24(9):1113-7.
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