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Teaching Video NeuroImages: Posterior cortical atrophy presenting with Balint's syndrome.

Authors
  • Rodríguez-Rivas, Roberto1
  • Marcín-Sierra, Mariana1
  • Cardeña-Arredondo, Carlos1
  • 1 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.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date
Sep 14, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010849
PMID: 32928969
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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