Confusion and memory loss from capsular genu infarction: a thalamocortical disconnection syndrome?

@article{Tatemichi1992ConfusionAM,
  title={Confusion and memory loss from capsular genu infarction: a thalamocortical disconnection syndrome?},
  author={Thomas K. Tatemichi and David W. Desmond and Isak Prohovnik and D T Cross and Toby I. Gropen and Jay P. Mohr and Yaakov Stern},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={1966-79}
}
We examined six patients with an abrupt change in behavior after infarction involving the inferior genu of the internal capsule. The acute syndrome featured fluctuating alertness, inattention, memory loss, apathy, abulia, and psychomotor retardation, suggesting frontal lobe dysfunction. Contralateral hemiparesis and dysarthria were generally mild, except when the infarct extended into the posterior limb. Neuropsychological testing in five patients with left-sided infarcts revealed severe verbal… CONTINUE READING