Koichi Tagawa

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In recent years, prosopagnosia is defined as the "loss of ability to recognize the well-acquainted persons like the family members by their physiognomy." There are many reports based on this definition. However, from the viewpoint of symptomatology, there are many problems not entirely solved yet. And the mechanism of its manifestation is not clearly(More)
We encountered a case of auditory agnosia restricted to environmental sounds, which was associated with the development of bilateral subcortical lesions after suffering a bilateral putaminal hemorrhage. The patient had a history of a putaminal hemorrhage on her left side without any major disability. Three years later, she suffered a putaminal hemorrhage on(More)
We describe the case of a 48-year-old left-handed woman with unilateral neglect from a brain infarction in the area of the right basal ganglia and temporo-parieto-occipital lobe. When a Kanji character was dictated to her, she wrote only the right side (tukuri) of the character. When copying a picture from the visual image of a left-right asymmetrical(More)
A 74-year-old man developed aphasia, weakness of the right upper extremity and left limb-kinetic apraxia. Brain MRI showed an infarct in the area supplied by the left middle cerebral artery. Cerebral angiography revealed high grade stenosis with plaques of bilateral proximal internal carotid arteries. The carotid endarterectomy of the left carotid artery(More)
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