Dynamic spelling alexia.

Journal Article

A 59-year-old, right-handed, college-educated male examined after stroke presented spelling alexia with relative sparing of writing. He was not aphasic. A striking feature of the alexia was preserved recognition of letters printed in view by the clinician. He was able to read words through letter-by-letter oral spelling when letters were presented in this dynamic fashion. We describe this as a dynamic form of spelling alexia. Head CT scan showed a large left hemisphere posterior lesion infringing on the corpus callosum, and a right hemisphere opercular lesion. We suggest that sparing of the right parietal-occipital cortex may contribute to the remarkable sparing of dynamic letter reading.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Horner, J; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • April 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 455 - 457

PubMed ID

  • 3701357

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3701357

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3050

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/jnnp.49.4.455


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England