Apraxia of speech associated with an infarct in the precentral gyrus of the insula

Neuroradiology. 1999 May;41(5):356-7. doi: 10.1007/s002340050764.


It has been postulated that the precentral gyrus in the left insula is responsible for co-ordination of speech. We report a patient with this disturbance who showed an acute infarct limited to this region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Apraxias / etiology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / blood supply*
  • Cerebral Infarction / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Speech Disorders / etiology*