Chronic cognitive impairment following laterothalamic infarcts: a study of 9 cases.

@article{Annoni2003ChronicCI,
  title={Chronic cognitive impairment following laterothalamic infarcts: a study of 9 cases.},
  author={Jean-Marie Annoni and Asaid Khateb and Sandrine Gramigna and Fabienne Staub and Antonio Carota and Philippe Maeder and Julien Ed Bogousslavsky},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 10},
  pages={1439-43}
}
BACKGROUND The occlusion of the lateral thalamic arteries leads to infarcts of ventrolateral thalamic nuclei, the ventroposterior nucleus, and the rostrolateral part of pulvinar, and produces hemisensory loss with or without hemiataxia. Cognitive impairment after such strokes has not been systematically studied. OBJECTIVE To determine the nature and the extent of long-lasting cognitive deficits following lateral thalamic strokes. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Neurology department, Lausanne… CONTINUE READING