Progressive apraxia of speech presenting as isolated disorder of speech articulation and prosody

A case report

M. Ricci*, M. Magarelli, V. Todino, A. Bianchini, E. Calandriello, R. Tramutoli

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    Abstract

    Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a rare disorder of motor speech programming, and few case reports have included sufficient description of both clinical findings and lesion localization. We report a case with an isolated progressive speech articulation deficit and brain involvement restricted to the left superior frontal gyrus. This case suggests that slowly progressive AOS may be a clinical disorder distinct from primary progressive aphasia, and that it can occur without language disorders or bucco-facial apraxia. Our findings highlight the importance of the left hemisphere in speech articulatory deficits and suggest that the left superior frontal gyrus plays a crucial role in specific articulatory processes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)162-168
    Number of pages7
    JournalNeurocase
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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