Progressive primary aphasia

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


60 year old female patient presented with vague neurology including difficulty with speech.

Patient Data

Age: 60-year-old
Gender: Female

CT Brain (selected image)

Left perisylvian atrophy may represent progressive primary aphasia.

Case Discussion

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is the umbrella term for the language-variant fronto-temporal dementias associated with  frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). It is an insidious disorder characterised by gradual impairment of speech and language that predates, usually by many years, the onset of more global cognitive deficits.

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Case information

rID: 3987
Case created: 7th Jul 2008
Last edited: 7th Jan 2016
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