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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Syndrome amnésique aigu: AVC thalamo-polaire gauche [Acute amnestic syndrome: left thalamo-polar infarct].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
An 80-year old American patient was found wandering in a mountain village of Switzerland, with an anterograde, prospective, retrograde, dyschronologic amnesic syndrome without confabulation, paramnesia or false recognitions, disoriented, slightly confused, with no focal sensory, motor, ataxic or visual field deficit, with a mild dysexecutive syndrome. The MR imaging showed an acute thalamo-polar artery infarct. A dysconnection of the mamillo-othalamic and thalamo-temporal pathways is felt at the origin of the amnesic syndrome. A brief review of the other presentation of this chamelon syndrome is presented, together the main etiologies at its origin.
Aged, 80 and over, Amnesia/etiology, Cerebral Infarction/complications, Cerebral Infarction/diagnosis, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Thalamus/blood supply
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