Preserved cognition and functional independence after a large right posterior cerebral artery infarct: longitudinal clinical and neuropathological findings.

Abstract:

:BVR was 77 years old when he sustained a large posterior cerebral artery territory infarct. Medical, cognitive and functional data collected on four occasions over 10 years initially revealed circumscribed neurological signs, no functional or cognitive deficits. BVR became significantly impaired only after two other strokes, 3 years before death. On brain MRI, the lesions involved large portions of the right occipital and temporal cortices, the right thalamus, and the left cerebellum, as well as thinning of the corpus callosum. Postmortem investigations revealed additional recent vascular lesions in the occipital region. This case study underscores the importance of comprehensive assessment methods combining neurological, neuroimaging and cognitive tools.

journal_name

Neurocase

journal_title

Neurocase

authors

Piguet O,Bennett HP,Waite LM,Kril JJ,Creasey H,Anthony Broe G,Halliday GM

doi

10.1080/13554790500502918

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2006-04-01 00:00:00

pages

81-90

issue

2

eissn

1355-4794

issn

1465-3656

pii

V413871246NT6263

journal_volume

12

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