Acquired stuttering due to recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Acquired (neurogenic) stuttering is a rare phenomenon seen after cerebral infarction or brain injury. Aetiology of this symptom is unclear, but recent evidence supports that it is a disturbance in the left hemispheric neural network involving the interplay between the cortex and basal ganglia. We present the case of a patient who develops acquired stuttering after a recurrence of a right temporoparietal anaplastic astrocytoma (WHO grade III). We also review other cases of acquired stuttering and known anatomical correlates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Peters, KB; Turner, S

Published Date

  • November 19, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2013 /

PubMed ID

  • 24252834

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3841416

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-790X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bcr-2013-009562


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England