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Acalculia Following a Dominant-Hemisphere Subcortical Infarct

Acalculia Following a Dominant-Hemisphere Subcortical Infarct Abstract • A 60-year-old, right-handed woman experienced persistent impairment of calculating ability following a subcortical infarct involving the head of the left caudate nucleus, the anterior superior putamen, and the anterior limb of the internal capsule extending superiorly into the periventricular white matter. Acalculia resulted from defects of numerical syntax, the loss of ability to manipulate mathematical concepts, and impaired working memory. References 1. Deloche G, Seron X: Some linguistic components of acalculia , in Rose CF (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1984, vol 42: Progress in Aphasiology, pp 215-222. 2. Deloche G, Seron X: From three to 3: A differential analysis of skills in transcoding quantities between patients with Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia . Brain 1982;105:719-733.Crossref 3. Luria AR: Higher Cortical Functions in Man , ed 2. New York, Basic Books Inc, Publishers, 1980, pp 553-561. 4. Goodglass H, Kaplan E: The Assessment of Aphasia and Related Disorders . Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1972. 5. Wechsler D: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised . New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers, 1981. 6. Williams M: The measurement of memory in clinical practice . Br J Soc Clin Psychol 1968;7:19-34.Crossref 7. Reitan RM: The relation of the Trail Making Test to organic brain damage . J Consult Clin Psychol 1955;19:393-394.Crossref 8. Benton AL: Revised Visual Retention Test , ed 4. New York, The Psychological Corp, 1974. 9. Berg EA: A simple objective technique for measuring flexibility in thinking . J Gen Psychol 1948;39:15-22.Crossref 10. Hécaen H, Angelergues R, Houillier S: Les varietes cliniques des acalculies au cours des lesions retro-rolandiques: Approche statistique du probleme . Rev Neurol 1961;105:85-103. 11. Cohn R: Dyscalculia . Arch Neurol 1961;4:301-307.Crossref 12. Whitaker H, Habiger T, Ivers R: Acalculia from a lenticular-caudate infarction . Neurology 1985;35( (suppl 1) ):61.Crossref 13. Oberg RGE, Divac I: 'Cognitive' functions of the neostriatum , in Divac I, Oberg RGE (eds): The Neostriatum . Elmsford, NY, Pergamon Press Inc, 1979, pp 291-313. 14. Vignolo LA: Aphasias associated with computed tomography scan lesions outside Broca's and Wenicke's areas , in Rose CF (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1984: Progress in Aphasiology, pp 91-98. 15. Naeser MA, Alexander MP, Helm-Estabrooks N, et al: Aphasia with predominantly subcortical lesion sites . Arch Neurol 1982;39:2-14.Crossref 16. Damasio AR, Damasio H, Rizzo M, et al: Aphasia with nonhemorrhagic lesions in the basal ganglia and internal capsule . Arch Neurol 1982;39:15-20.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Acalculia Following a Dominant-Hemisphere Subcortical Infarct

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9942
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1986.00520090088026
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Abstract

Abstract • A 60-year-old, right-handed woman experienced persistent impairment of calculating ability following a subcortical infarct involving the head of the left caudate nucleus, the anterior superior putamen, and the anterior limb of the internal capsule extending superiorly into the periventricular white matter. Acalculia resulted from defects of numerical syntax, the loss of ability to manipulate mathematical concepts, and impaired working memory. References 1. Deloche G, Seron X: Some linguistic components of acalculia , in Rose CF (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1984, vol 42: Progress in Aphasiology, pp 215-222. 2. Deloche G, Seron X: From three to 3: A differential analysis of skills in transcoding quantities between patients with Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia . Brain 1982;105:719-733.Crossref 3. Luria AR: Higher Cortical Functions in Man , ed 2. New York, Basic Books Inc, Publishers, 1980, pp 553-561. 4. Goodglass H, Kaplan E: The Assessment of Aphasia and Related Disorders . Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1972. 5. Wechsler D: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised . New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers, 1981. 6. Williams M: The measurement of memory in clinical practice . Br J Soc Clin Psychol 1968;7:19-34.Crossref 7. Reitan RM: The relation of the Trail Making Test to organic brain damage . J Consult Clin Psychol 1955;19:393-394.Crossref 8. Benton AL: Revised Visual Retention Test , ed 4. New York, The Psychological Corp, 1974. 9. Berg EA: A simple objective technique for measuring flexibility in thinking . J Gen Psychol 1948;39:15-22.Crossref 10. Hécaen H, Angelergues R, Houillier S: Les varietes cliniques des acalculies au cours des lesions retro-rolandiques: Approche statistique du probleme . Rev Neurol 1961;105:85-103. 11. Cohn R: Dyscalculia . Arch Neurol 1961;4:301-307.Crossref 12. Whitaker H, Habiger T, Ivers R: Acalculia from a lenticular-caudate infarction . Neurology 1985;35( (suppl 1) ):61.Crossref 13. Oberg RGE, Divac I: 'Cognitive' functions of the neostriatum , in Divac I, Oberg RGE (eds): The Neostriatum . Elmsford, NY, Pergamon Press Inc, 1979, pp 291-313. 14. Vignolo LA: Aphasias associated with computed tomography scan lesions outside Broca's and Wenicke's areas , in Rose CF (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1984: Progress in Aphasiology, pp 91-98. 15. Naeser MA, Alexander MP, Helm-Estabrooks N, et al: Aphasia with predominantly subcortical lesion sites . Arch Neurol 1982;39:2-14.Crossref 16. Damasio AR, Damasio H, Rizzo M, et al: Aphasia with nonhemorrhagic lesions in the basal ganglia and internal capsule . Arch Neurol 1982;39:15-20.Crossref

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Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1986

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