Crossed Aphasia in a Right-handed Bilingual Chinese Man: A Second Case

Robert S. April, Margaret Han

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A persistent nonfluent aphasia following a right cerebral infarction developed in a 74-year-old right-handed Chinese man. Computerized axial tomography localized the lesion in the right frontal lobe. This case is similar to a previously reported one, also with crossed aphasia in a bilingual and dextral Chinese person. Despite these two independent observations and in spite of the fact that unusual cerebral organization might be related to early learning of a nonalphabetic (ideographic) language, preliminary sampling has failed to demonstrate a greater incidence of crossed aphasia in two separate Chinese populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1980
Externally publishedYes


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