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Broca aphasia

Summary of Broca aphasia
Expressive aphasia (non-fluent aphasia, also known as Broca's aphasia) is characterized by the loss of the ability to produce language (spoken or written). A person with expressive aphasia will exhibit effortful speech. Speech may only include important content words and leave out insignificant words, like "the". This is known as "telegraphic speech". The person may still be understood, but sentences will not be grammatical. Comprehension is typically only mildly to moderately impaired in expressive aphasia.



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A 59-year-old woman comes to the clinic for a checkup. She had a stroke six months ago that affected the middle cerebral artery. She now has non-fluent speech in which she hesitates at the beginning of words. She is unable to repeat simple phrases as instructed. She is aware of her communicative difficulties. Which of the following aphasias is most likely present?