Broca’s Aphasia Caused by Hemorrhagic Stroke in a Young Patient: A Case Report

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Gediklioglu F., Karacabay M., Pisgin Y., Taslidere B.

Eurasian Journal of Critical Care, vol.5, no.1, pp.26-27, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Broca aphasia is a non-fluent aphasia in which the output of spontaneous speech is markedly diminished and there is a loss of normal grammatical structure. We report a case of aphasia presenting different features of aphasia following cerebral hemorrhage in the left frontoparietal lobe, which includes Broca's area. A 25-year-old man presented to our emergency department with a headache, Broca aphasia, and difficulty in vision that started two days ago. Bilateral hemorrhagic areas were seen in dilated fundus examination. A CT scan was performed and showed multiple intracranial hemorrhages. Although stroke is considered a disease of the elderly, it can also be present among young people. An underlying malignancy may be the trigger for hemorrhagic ischemia. Injury to the frontal regions of the left hemisphere impacts how words are strung together to form complete sentences. This can lead to Broca's Aphasia.