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Corpus callosum demyelination associated with acquired stuttering
  1. Barbara McElwee Decker1,
  2. Barry Guitar2,
  3. Andrew Solomon1
  1. 1Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont, USA
  2. 2Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Barbara McElwee Decker, bobbie.decker{at}


Compared with developmental stuttering, adult onset acquired stuttering is rare. However, several case reports describe acquired stuttering and an association with callosal pathology. Interestingly, these cases share a neuroanatomical localisation also demonstrated in developmental stuttering. We present a case of adult onset acquired stuttering associated with inflammatory demyelination within the corpus callosum. This patient’s disfluency improved after the initiation of immunomodulatory therapy.

  • neuroimaging
  • multiple sclerosis
  • stuttering

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  • Contributors BMcED drafted the manuscript and reformatted the images. AS conceptualised the case report, critically revised the draft and provided the images. BG critically revised the draft and provided his expertise in field of stuttering. All authors approved of the final version to be submitted for consideration of publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.