Global aphasia without hemiparesis may be caused by blunt head trauma: An adolescent boy with transient aphasia


ŞAHİN S. , TÜRKDOĞAN D., HACIFAZLIOGLU N. E. , YALCIN E. U. , EKSEN Z. Y. , Ekinci G.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.39, pp.84-86, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.12.038
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-86

Abstract

Global aphasia without hemiparesis is a rare condition often associated with embolic stroke. Posttraumatic causes have not been reported, in the literature, to our knowledge. We report a 15-year old boy with transient global aphasia without hemiparesis due to blunt head trauma. In our case, clinical findings occurred 1 week later following head trauma. Emergence of the symptoms after a period of the first mechanical head trauma, draws attention to the importance of secondary process in traumatic brain injury. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.