Acute amnestic syndrome in isolated bilateral fornix stroke

A. Salvalaggio, A. Cagnin, L. Nardetto, R. Manara, C. Briani

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Acute onset of amnestic syndrome may represent a challenging diagnostic issue. In addition to non-vascular etiology, thalamic strokes or infarction involving several temporal lobe structures have been reported. Methods: We describe three patients in whom an isolated bilateral anterior fornix infarction presented with an acute amnestic syndrome. Clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and magnetic resonance images are discussed for each patient and vascular anatomy of the involved brain regions is also considered. Results: Bilateral anterior columns of the fornix showed cytotoxic edema and bilateral narrowing of anterior cerebral artery was demonstrated. Conclusions: We suggest that bilateral fornix infarction should always be considered in the diagnostic work-up of an amnestic syndrome with acute onset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-789
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018

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Infarction
Stroke
Anterior Cerebral Artery
Temporal Lobe
Blood Vessels
Edema
Anatomy
Differential Diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Brain

Keywords

  • amnesia
  • fornix
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Salvalaggio, A., Cagnin, A., Nardetto, L., Manara, R., & Briani, C. (2018). Acute amnestic syndrome in isolated bilateral fornix stroke. European Journal of Neurology, 25(5), 787-789. https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.13592

Acute amnestic syndrome in isolated bilateral fornix stroke. / Salvalaggio, A.; Cagnin, A.; Nardetto, L.; Manara, R.; Briani, C.

In: European Journal of Neurology, Vol. 25, No. 5, 01.05.2018, p. 787-789.

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Salvalaggio, A, Cagnin, A, Nardetto, L, Manara, R & Briani, C 2018, 'Acute amnestic syndrome in isolated bilateral fornix stroke', European Journal of Neurology, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 787-789. https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.13592
Salvalaggio A, Cagnin A, Nardetto L, Manara R, Briani C. Acute amnestic syndrome in isolated bilateral fornix stroke. European Journal of Neurology. 2018 May 1;25(5):787-789. https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.13592
Salvalaggio, A. ; Cagnin, A. ; Nardetto, L. ; Manara, R. ; Briani, C. / Acute amnestic syndrome in isolated bilateral fornix stroke. In: European Journal of Neurology. 2018 ; Vol. 25, No. 5. pp. 787-789.
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