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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1976 November; 39(11): 1062–1070.
PMCID: PMC1083304

Aphasic disorder in patients with closed head injury.

Abstract

Quantitative assessment of 50 patients with closed head injury disclosed that anomic errors and word finding difficulty were prominent sequelae as nearly half of the series had defective scores on tests of naming and/or word association. Aphasic disturbance was associated with severity of brain injury as reflected by prolonged coma and injury of the brain stem.

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