Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) was first described by Benson in1988 as a variant of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with atypical clinical presentation [2]. At onset, patients usually complain of visual symptoms such as visual agnosia and show features of Balint’s and Gerstmann’s syndromes or apraxic disorders [1, 3]. Memory and language are impaired later in the course of the disease. Neuroimaging studies have revealed bilateral posterior cortical atrophy and hypoperfusion [3, 5]. We report a case of a woman with clinical features of posterior cortical atrophy due to unilateral occipito-temporal degeneration.

Posterior cortical atrophy with unilateral occipito-temporal degeneration

Koch G
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2004

Abstract

Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) was first described by Benson in1988 as a variant of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with atypical clinical presentation [2]. At onset, patients usually complain of visual symptoms such as visual agnosia and show features of Balint’s and Gerstmann’s syndromes or apraxic disorders [1, 3]. Memory and language are impaired later in the course of the disease. Neuroimaging studies have revealed bilateral posterior cortical atrophy and hypoperfusion [3, 5]. We report a case of a woman with clinical features of posterior cortical atrophy due to unilateral occipito-temporal degeneration.
2004
Koch, G; Stefani, A; Panella, M; Giordano, A; Schillaci, O; Marfia, Ga
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