Teaching Video NeuroImages: Posterior cortical atrophy presenting with Balint's syndrome.
From the Neurology Resident at Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía (R.R-.R, M.M-.S.), Department of Neurology, México City, México; and Molecular imaging Resident at Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía (C.C-.A..), Department of Molecular Imaging, México City, México.
- Published Article
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
- Publication Date
Sep 14, 2020
We present the case of a 68-year-old woman who developed progressive visuospatial deficits in a period of 18-month leading to the loss of her independence for activities of daily living. After examination, she showed signs of Balint's Syndrome with optic ataxia, oculomotor apraxia, and simultanagnosia without visual acuity impairment. After brain imaging showing severe bilateral parieto-occipital association cortex atrophy, a diagnosis of posterior cortical atrophy was made according to the 2017 International Consortium's criteria. © 2020 American Academy of Neurology.
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