Acquired amnesia in childhood: A single case study

  title={Acquired amnesia in childhood: A single case study},
  author={Stefano Vicari and Deny Menghini and Margherita Di Paola and Laura Serra and Alberto Donfrancesco and Paola Fidani and Giuseppe Maria Milano and Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo},
We report the case of C.L., an 8-year-old child who, following the surgical removal of an ependymoma from the left cerebral ventricle at the age of 4 years, developed significant difficulties in retaining day-to-day events and information. A thorough neuropsychological analysis documented in C.L. a severe anterograde amnesic syndrome, characterised by normal short-term memory, but poor performance on episodic long-term memory tests. In particular, C.L. demonstrated virtually no ability to… Expand
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