Neurogenic stuttering: further corroboration of site of lesion

Ear Nose Throat J. 1996 Mar;75(3):161-8.


Cases of neurogenic stuttering have been reported in the literature throughout the past century. Site(s) of lesion(s) have been documented usually by association of symptoms, EEG studies and occasionally by computed tomography (CT). The authors present three cases in which the site(s) of lesion(s) are documented by CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and SPECT. This study supports previous findings of neurogenic stuttering following either bilateral diffuse lesions or a unilateral lesion. In at least one case, the actual site of the lesion would have been missed without the use of SPECT testing. EEG studies were not helpful in identifying the site of the lesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / physiopathology*
  • Electroencephalography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stuttering / diagnosis
  • Stuttering / physiopathology*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed