Brain Neurorehabil.  2009 Sep;2(2):155-158. 10.12786/bn.2009.2.2.155.

Global Aphasia without Hemiparesis: A case report

  • 1Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Korea.


Aphasia, result from damage of language-dominant area of the brain, usually accompanied hemiparesis due to proximity of language centers and motor control areas. So, global aphasia without hemiparesis is a rare stroke syndrome. We report a case of right handed man with language disturbance after stroke. He showed global aphasia without hemiparesis. We use diffusion tensor image tractography (DTT) for evaluation of global aphasia without hemiparesis. DTT demonstrated that preservation of the corticospinal tract. After speech therapy, he showed improvement of language profile on K-WAB.


diffusion tensor image tractography; global aphasia; hemiparesis
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