Vascular dementia with left thalamic infarction: Neuropsychological and behavioral implications suggested by involvement of the thalamic nucleus and the remote effect on cerebral cortex. The Osaki–Tajiri project

@article{Meguro2013VascularDW,
  title={Vascular dementia with left thalamic infarction: Neuropsychological and behavioral implications suggested by involvement of the thalamic nucleus and the remote effect on cerebral cortex. The Osaki–Tajiri project},
  author={Kenichi Meguro and K 2389 Akanuma and Yoshitaka Ouchi and Mitsue Meguro and Satoshi Yamaguchi},
  journal={Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={213},
  pages={56-62}
}
Vascular dementia (VaD) is a condition whereby decreased cerebral perfusion causes cognitive deterioration. We hypothesized that lesions of the anterior nucleus (AN) including the mammillo-thalamic tract cause a decline in the recollection of past episodes/events, and that the left thalamic infarction can cause frontal dysfunction through the "diaschisis." We investigated 18 VaD cases with only left thalamic infarction. (99m)Tc-ECD single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was used to… CONTINUE READING

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