Tc SPECT scan in a patient with occipital lobe infarction and complex visual hallucinations.

@article{Assadi2003TcSS,
  title={Tc SPECT scan in a patient with occipital lobe infarction and complex visual hallucinations.},
  author={Mitra Assadi and Susan Baseman and Daniel Hyman},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          175-7
        }
}
We have described a patient with occipital lobe infarction and CVH in the hemianopic field. Increased uptake in the right temporal lobe was documented on the brain Tc SPECT scan. We propose that activation of this area might be the underlying mechanism for visual hallucinations. This case report is a clear example of the wide spectrum of the clinical manifestations in stroke victims. We also emphasize the importance of educating the medical staff about the organic basis for human behavior. 

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