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. , EKİNCİ G.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.39, ss.84-86, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.12.038
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-86


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.