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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2006;24(5): 479-482.
뇌섬엽의 경색으로 발생한 순수 말실행증
조경희, 이재홍 권순억 송하섭 권미선
울산대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
Pure Apraxia of Speech after the Left Insular Infarction
Kyung-Hee Cho
Department of Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a disorder in programming the speech musculature to produce the correct sounds of words in the proper sequence. Pure AOS without other speech-language deficit is very rare. We report a patient with AOS without aphasia developed after the left insular infarction. For the case of impaired speech production, AOS should be recognized as a differential diagnosis. Correct diagnosis and early institution of speech therapy may have important implications in the prognosis of AOS. KeyWords:Apraxia of speech, Insula, Cerebral infarct