Memory in a case of bilateral thalamic infarction

B. L. Malamut, Neill R Graff Radford, J. Chawluk, R. I. Grossman, R. C. Gur

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Abstract

The role of individual structures within the diencephalon for memory functioning is unknown. We present anatomic localization of lesions and a longitudinal neuropsychological profile of a young man who had a bilateral diencephalic stroke in the interpeduncular profundus arterial territory. MRI localized the lesions to the mamillothalamic tracts and inferior thalamic peduncle. The amnesia was characterized by severe impairment in explicit recall of new facts and events, while word-completion priming and remote memory were intact. We suggest that the memory deficit results from a disconnection of the diencephalon from the medial temporal region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalNeurology
Volume42
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992

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Diencephalon
Infarction
Amnesia
Long-Term Memory
Memory Disorders
Temporal Lobe
Stroke

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Malamut, B. L., Graff Radford, N. R., Chawluk, J., Grossman, R. I., & Gur, R. C. (1992). Memory in a case of bilateral thalamic infarction. Neurology, 42(1), 163-169.

Memory in a case of bilateral thalamic infarction. / Malamut, B. L.; Graff Radford, Neill R; Chawluk, J.; Grossman, R. I.; Gur, R. C.

In: Neurology, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.1992, p. 163-169.

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Malamut, BL, Graff Radford, NR, Chawluk, J, Grossman, RI & Gur, RC 1992, 'Memory in a case of bilateral thalamic infarction', Neurology, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 163-169.
Malamut BL, Graff Radford NR, Chawluk J, Grossman RI, Gur RC. Memory in a case of bilateral thalamic infarction. Neurology. 1992 Jan;42(1):163-169.
Malamut, B. L. ; Graff Radford, Neill R ; Chawluk, J. ; Grossman, R. I. ; Gur, R. C. / Memory in a case of bilateral thalamic infarction. In: Neurology. 1992 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 163-169.
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