Amnesia following thalamic hemorrhage. Another stroke syndrome

G J Hankey, E G Stewart-Wynne

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Abstract

The clinical manifestations of thalamic hemorrhage frequently comprise hemiparesis, hemianesthesia, and oculomotor abnormalities. Since the advent of computed tomography, an amnestic syndrome following thalamic hemorrhage has been recognized, but the thalamic structures involved and the mechanism of amnesia have remained uncertain. We report a patient with sudden memory dysfunction following hemorrhage into the anterior nucleus of the left thalamus that was shown neuropathologically to disrupt the mamillothalamic fasciculus, one of the principal components of the limbic system. It is considered that the amnestic syndrome following thalamic (anterior nucleus) hemorrhage is due to interruption of the mamillothalamic fasciculus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-8
Number of pages3
JournalStroke
Volume19
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Amnesia
Stroke
Anterior Thalamic Nuclei
Hemorrhage
Thalamic Diseases
Limbic System
Paresis
Tomography

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Hankey, G J ; Stewart-Wynne, E G. / Amnesia following thalamic hemorrhage. Another stroke syndrome. In: Stroke. 1988 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 776-8.
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Amnesia following thalamic hemorrhage. Another stroke syndrome. / Hankey, G J; Stewart-Wynne, E G.

In: Stroke, Vol. 19, No. 6, 06.1988, p. 776-8.

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