Weakness and language abilities – Essaylink

Ben is a 75-year-old male who suffered a sudden onset of right-sided weakness and aphasia. Upon admission to the hospital a CT scan was completed, which did not show any abnormalities. An MRI was completed later, which reveal a small infarct in the left frontal hemisphere near the lateral fissure. Ben was administered tPA and both his weakness and language abilities improved.

1. Explain what type of stroke Ben suffered.

2. Why do you think it is this type of stroke?

3. In thinking about the location of the stroke, why were motor and language functions affected?