Linguistic recovery after closed head injury

Harvey S. Levin, Robert G. Grossman, Mohammad Sarwar, Christina A. Meyers

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Abstract

Recovery from acute aphasia after closed head injury was studied in 21 young adults at least 6 months after injury. Three profiles of scores were found using standardized language tests. Persistent expressive and receptive impairment was present in 6 patients who sustained severe diffuse brain injury resulting in global cognitive deficit. Residual expressive impairment, primarily of naming, was associated with mild diffuse brain injury though focal left-hemisphere injury was present in 3 of 6 cases. Patients who recovered to normal levels on all language tests generally had acute neurologic findings consistent with mild diffuse brain injury. Cranial computed tomography at the time of followup frequently disclosed ventricular enlargement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-374
Number of pages15
JournalBrain and Language
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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Closed Head Injuries
Linguistics
Language Tests
brain
linguistics
Aphasia
Wounds and Injuries
speech disorder
Neurologic Manifestations
language
young adult
Young Adult
deficit
Tomography
Diffuse Brain Injury
Expressive
Recovery
Brain Injury
Closed Head Injury
Impairment

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Linguistic recovery after closed head injury. / Levin, Harvey S.; Grossman, Robert G.; Sarwar, Mohammad; Meyers, Christina A.

In: Brain and Language, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1981, p. 360-374.

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Levin, HS, Grossman, RG, Sarwar, M & Meyers, CA 1981, 'Linguistic recovery after closed head injury', Brain and Language, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 360-374. https://doi.org/10.1016/0093-934X(81)90025-0
Levin, Harvey S. ; Grossman, Robert G. ; Sarwar, Mohammad ; Meyers, Christina A. / Linguistic recovery after closed head injury. In: Brain and Language. 1981 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 360-374.
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