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Here is a quick mnemonic “TRANSCORTICAL to remember about Transcortical Aphasias: Fluent and Nonfluent

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Transcortical Aphasias: Fluent and Nonfluent : How To Remember Easily ?

  • T – Temporoparietal involvement
  • R – Repetition intact
  • A – Association areas disconnected
  • N – Neurologic findings (hemi-anopia)
  • S – Similar to Wernicke’s aphasia
  • C – Cerebrovascular lesions common
  • O – Other causes (neoplasms)
  • R – Right hemiparesis possible
  • T – Territory involvement (watershed zone)
  • I – Intact language network
  • C – Cortex posterior to Wernicke’s area
  • A – Anterior involvement (nonfluent type)
  • L – Less pronounced agrammatism


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