Neurology Quiz #29: Aphasia

1. A 65-year-old man presents to the emergency department after his wife noticed he suddenly became unable to speak coherently. On examination, the patient appears frustrated and can understand questions but produces nonsensical and ungrammatical responses. He is also unable to repeat phrases said to him. Which region of the brain is most likely affected? 

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2. A 72-year-old woman is brought to the clinic by her family due to concerns about her recent behavior and language skills. She speaks fluently and can produce long sentences; however, her speech lacks meaning and is filled with nonsensical phrases. She also has difficulty understanding spoken language. What is the most likely diagnosis? 

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3. A patient presents with a stroke that resulted in the loss of the ability to speak, but with preserved comprehension. He is also unable to repeat phrases spoken to him. Imaging would most likely reveal damage to which of the following structures? 

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4. A patient experiences a stroke and is found to have preserved repetition and fluent speech but poor comprehension. This pattern of deficits is most indicative of damage to which area? 

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5. Following a cerebrovascular accident, a patient presents with severe impairment of both speech production and comprehension. He is non-fluent, has severely impaired repetition, and cannot understand spoken language. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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