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8:42 PM | December 26, 2012
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There's a fascinating, very short report out in JAMA marking the first case where text messaging abnormalities were the first signs of a neurological abnormality.The paper, "Dystextia - Acute Stroke in the Modern Age", documents the case of a pregnant woman who suffered a small "acute ischemic infarction" (stroke) in her left insula (below). As per medical radiological tradition, the right side of the brain image represents the left side of the patients brain, because they flip them […]

Ravi, A., Rao, V.R. & Klein, J.P. (2012). Dystextia: Acute Stroke in the Modern AgeDystextia, Archives of Neurology, 1. DOI:

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Dronkers NF, Plaisant O, Iba-Zizen MT & Cabanis EA (2007). Paul Broca's historic cases: high resolution MR imaging of the brains of Leborgne and Lelong., Brain : a journal of neurology, 130 (Pt 5) 1432-41. PMID:

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