Variations in the presentation of aphasia in patients with closed head injuries.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203236
Title:
Variations in the presentation of aphasia in patients with closed head injuries.
Authors:
Kavanagh, Dara Oliver; Lynam, Conor; Duerk, Thorsten; Casey, Mary; Eustace, Paul W
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland.
Citation:
Case Report Med. 2010;2010:678060. Epub 2010 Mar 2.
Journal:
Case reports in medicine
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203236
DOI:
10.1155/2010/678060
PubMed ID:
20204182
Abstract:
Impairments of speech and language are important consequences of head injury as they compromise interaction between the patient and others. A large spectrum of communication deficits can occur. There are few reports in the literature of aphasia following closed head injury despite the common presentation of closed head injury. Herein we report two cases of closed head injuries with differing forms of aphasia. We discuss their management and rehabilitation and present a detailed literature review on the topic. In a busy acute surgical unit one can dismiss aphasia following head injury as behaviour related to intoxication. Early recognition with prolonged and intensive speech and language rehabilitation therapy yields a favourable outcome as highlighted in our experience. These may serve as a reference for clinicians faced with this unusual outcome.
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1687-9635 (Electronic)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Dara Oliveren_GB
dc.contributor.authorLynam, Conoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuerk, Thorstenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEustace, Paul Wen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T15:55:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T15:55:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T15:55:36Z-
dc.identifier.citationCase Report Med. 2010;2010:678060. Epub 2010 Mar 2.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1687-9635 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20204182en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2010/678060en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/203236-
dc.description.abstractImpairments of speech and language are important consequences of head injury as they compromise interaction between the patient and others. A large spectrum of communication deficits can occur. There are few reports in the literature of aphasia following closed head injury despite the common presentation of closed head injury. Herein we report two cases of closed head injuries with differing forms of aphasia. We discuss their management and rehabilitation and present a detailed literature review on the topic. In a busy acute surgical unit one can dismiss aphasia following head injury as behaviour related to intoxication. Early recognition with prolonged and intensive speech and language rehabilitation therapy yields a favourable outcome as highlighted in our experience. These may serve as a reference for clinicians faced with this unusual outcome.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.titleVariations in the presentation of aphasia in patients with closed head injuries.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalCase reports in medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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