Aphonia induced by simultaneous bilateral ischemic infarctions of the putamen nuclei: a case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

INTRODUCTION: Isolated aphonia induced by acute stroke is a rare phenomenon with only a few cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an unusual case of a 44-year-old African-American man with a history of hypertension, smoking and cocaine use who developed acute aphonia secondary to simultaneous ischemic infarctions of the bilateral putamen nuclei. CONCLUSION: We describe the clinical presentation of acute aphonia induced by bilateral putamen nuclei ischemic infarctions, correlating clinical symptoms with injury localization. We further highlight the anatomic and functional organization of the neural pathways involved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Senatorov, VV; Satpute, S; Perry, K; Kaylie, DM; Cole, JW

Published Date

  • March 19, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 /

Start / End Page

  • 83 -

PubMed ID

  • 23510050

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3618262

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1752-1947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1752-1947-7-83


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England