Amnestic syndrome due to bilateral isolated sequential hippocampal infarctions: A case presentation


Atmaca M. M., Yesilot N.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.35, no.1, pp.44-49, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/nsn.2018.10484
  • Journal Name: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-49
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Transient global amnesia, acute ischemic stroke, seizures and status epilepticus, limbic encephalitis and various types of encephalopathies are included in differential diagnosis of acute-onset amnestic syndrome. Isolated hippocampal infarction is a rare cause of acute-onset amnestic syndrome. In this case presentation, we report a patient who developed permanent and severe cognitive impairment after acute-onset amnestic syndrome due to bilateral isolated hippocampal infarctions occurring nine months apart and a review of the pertaining literature is presented.