Isolated amnesia following a bilateral paramedian thalamic infarct. Possible etiologic role of a whiplash injury.

@article{Barontini1992IsolatedAF,
  title={Isolated amnesia following a bilateral paramedian thalamic infarct. Possible etiologic role of a whiplash injury.},
  author={Federica Barontini and Stefano Maurri},
  journal={Acta neurologica},
  year={1992},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={90-102}
}
A previously healthy 45 years old carpenter suffered a whiplash injury in a road accident on July, 18th, 1990. He continued to work in spite of occipital headache, episodic sweatening and slight hypersomnia. On August, 8th, 1990 while parking his car into the deck of a ferry-boat he was found slightly confuse and markedly amnestic. A post-traumatic subdural haematoma was suspected. As a CT-scan of the brain was normal, a toxic encephalopathy or an hysterical amnesia were proposed. However, a… CONTINUE READING

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