Insula and aphasia

J Neurol. 1993;240(4):216-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00818707.


A 59-year-old woman developed impaired speech initiation as the result of a left anterior insular infarct. Findings from this case suggest that dominant hemisphere anterior insular lesions impair the speech initiation loop.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aphasia, Broca / etiology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / blood supply*
  • Cerebral Infarction / complications*
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged