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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Several
A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension.
This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise.

In brief: Several
A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension.
This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Left frontal stroke
In general, a stroke of the left frontal lobe can lead to speech loss, or expressive aphasia.
There are many different types of speech disturbances which can occur following a stroke. Strokes of the temporal lobe can also lead to disordered speech and difficulty interpreting speech.

In brief: Left frontal stroke
In general, a stroke of the left frontal lobe can lead to speech loss, or expressive aphasia.
There are many different types of speech disturbances which can occur following a stroke. Strokes of the temporal lobe can also lead to disordered speech and difficulty interpreting speech.
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Speech center
Damage causes this so any stroke or mass or trauma to this area can affect speech.
Look up broca's area.

In brief: Speech center
Damage causes this so any stroke or mass or trauma to this area can affect speech.
Look up broca's area.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Damage or stroke of the frontal or temporal lobe can cause different forms of aphasia (speech loss).
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