We describe a patient (KO) with reduced spontaneous speech, resembling dynamic aphasia, after awake glioma surgery in the proximity of the supplementary motor area. Naming, repetition, and comprehension were intact. He was tested with an extensive neuropsychological test-battery and a protocol for dynamic aphasia at 1 year. He presented with postoperative reduced spontaneous speech and selective executive function deficits. Most language recovery took place at 3 months postoperatively, whereas the executive functions improved between 3 months and 1 year. Results suggest that resection near the supplementary motor area could increase the risk of cognitive disturbances at long term, especially language.

Cognition, Dynamic aphasia, Glioma surgery, Spontaneous speech, Supplementary Motor Area
dx.doi.org/10.1080/13554794.2013.841954, hdl.handle.net/1765/63014
Department of Neurology

Satoer, D.D, Kloet, A, Vincent, A.J.P.E, Dirven, C.M.F, & Visch-Brink, E.G. (2013). Dynamic aphasia following low-grade glioma surgery near the supplementary motor area: A selective spontaneous speech deficit. Neurocase. doi:10.1080/13554794.2013.841954