Reduced mammillary body volume in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

  title={Reduced mammillary body volume in patients with obstructive sleep apnea},
  author={R. Kumar and Bramley V. X. Birrer and P. Macey and M. Woo and R. Harper},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  • R. Kumar, Bramley V. X. Birrer, +2 authors R. Harper
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients show compromised emotional and cognitive functions, including anterograde memory deficits. While some memory inadequacies in OSA may result from earlier-described structural deficits in the hippocampus, mammillary body injury also could contribute, since these structures receive projections from the hippocampus via the fornix, project heavily to the anterior thalamus, and have been implicated in other conditions with memory deficiencies, such as Korsakoff… CONTINUE READING
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