Preservation of singing in mixed transcortical aphasia: A case report

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Mixed transcortical aphasia resolving from global aphasia manifested in a 68-year-old right-handed woman after a left middle cerebral artery territory total infarct. Although she was unable to speak at will, she could sing songs as long as she was given the name of a song or the initial part of a song was prompted. She could also recite the syllabary of Japanese. This patient's echolalic repetition, unlike a residual left hemispheric function, and the preservation of the ability to sing support the hypothesis that these two abilities reside in the right hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurologica Taiwanica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology


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