Right-Hemisphere Language Dominance in a Case of Left-Hemisphere Arteriovenous Malformation This paper reports a case of surgical removal of a left-hemisphere arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in a left-handed adult without subsequent speech or language deficit. Preoperative intracarotid amobarbital testing indicated right-hemisphere language dominance. Our patient demonstrated no language involvement prior to or following surgery. We speculate the congenital nature of a ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1977
Right-Hemisphere Language Dominance in a Case of Left-Hemisphere Arteriovenous Malformation
 
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Articles   |   February 01, 1977
Right-Hemisphere Language Dominance in a Case of Left-Hemisphere Arteriovenous Malformation
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1977, Vol. 42, 106-112. doi:10.1044/jshd.4201.106
History: Received March 22, 1976 , Accepted April 23, 1976
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1977, Vol. 42, 106-112. doi:10.1044/jshd.4201.106
History: Received March 22, 1976; Accepted April 23, 1976

This paper reports a case of surgical removal of a left-hemisphere arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in a left-handed adult without subsequent speech or language deficit. Preoperative intracarotid amobarbital testing indicated right-hemisphere language dominance. Our patient demonstrated no language involvement prior to or following surgery. We speculate the congenital nature of a left-hemisphere AVM may dictate right-hemisphere language dominance, thereby explaining the lack of residuals following removal of AVMs in left-hemisphere speech and motor areas.

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