Postencephalitic focal retrograde amnesia after bilateral anterior temporal lobe damage.

@article{Tanaka1999PostencephaliticFR,
  title={Postencephalitic focal retrograde amnesia after bilateral anterior temporal lobe damage.},
  author={Yasufumi Tanaka and Yumi Miyazawa and Ritsuo Hashimoto and Imaharu Nakano and Taminori Obayashi},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={344-50}
}
BACKGROUND Marked retrograde amnesia with no or almost no anterograde amnesia is rare. Recently, a combination of ventrolateral prefrontal and temporopolar cortical lesions has been suggested as the cause of such isolated or focal retrograde amnesia. It is also assumed that when the right-sided cortical structures are damaged, autobiographical episodic memories are affected. OBJECTIVE To search for new anatomic substrates for focal retrograde amnesia. METHODS We performed extensive… CONTINUE READING

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