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Why is traumatic brain injury not a common cause of upper motor dysarthria?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 50 years experience
It can be: Not sure where you are getting your data. Tbi causes many diasabilities, potentially. Dysarthria is certainly one of them.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
TBI is a cause: TBI is a cause of upper motor dysarthria due to damage to the brain areas responsible for stimulating the nerves in the brain stem that trigger the muscles of speech and swallowing.
Last updated May 25, 2015

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