Conduction aphasia and arcuate fasciculus

Acta Neurol Scand. 1987 Dec;76(6):422-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1987.tb03597.x.


Three patients are presented who developed conduction aphasia after a small infarction almost exclusively confined to the arcuate fasciculus. All of them were diagnosed as conduction aphasia within a week after the stroke and showed a rapid amelioration. On the basis of the 3 patients and conduction aphasics in the literature, the relation between conduction aphasia and the arcuate fasciculus is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aphasia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aphasia, Wernicke / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aphasia, Wernicke / etiology
  • Cerebral Infarction / complications
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Frontal Lobe / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Temporal Lobe / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed