Thalamic changes in mesial temporal sclerosis: A limbic system pathology. A case report

Ferdinando Caranci, F. Bartiromo, L. Cirillo, A. Aiello, S. Cirillo, A. Brunetti

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Abstract

Hippocampal abnormalities correlated with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) are well documented. MTS may be associated with extrahippocampal anomalies involving limbic structures along a known neuroanatomic pathway (Papez circuit). We report a patient with MTS and thalamic changes. Seizure-related thalamic damage could have been caused by abnormal electric discharges from the mamillary body to the anterior thalamus through the mamillothalamic tract. This suggests that MTS is not limited to the temporal lobe but could represent a limbic system pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mesial temporal sclerosis
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Thalamus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Caranci, F., Bartiromo, F., Cirillo, L., Aiello, A., Cirillo, S., & Brunetti, A. (2007). Thalamic changes in mesial temporal sclerosis: A limbic system pathology. A case report. Neuroradiology Journal, 20(2), 218-223.