Asymmetrical Lobar Degenerations: Clinical, Neuropsychological, Scanning Data

İpek Midi, Tülin Tanrıdağ, Aynur Mollahasanoğlu, Özen Çatan, Önder Us
2006 Türk Nöroloji Dergisi  
OBJECTIVE: Asymmetric lobar degenerations are clinical syndromes which affect primarily one or more than one cerebral lobe and result progressive language and/or behaviour and/or cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: We report the clinical, neuropsychological and neuroimaging results of 5 patients with asymmetric lobar degeneration an one or more than one clinical syndrome according to Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration: A Consensus on Clinical Diagnostic Criteria. RESULTS: Asymmetric lobar
more » ... ic lobar degeneration may be one of the largest entities after Alzheimer Disease to cause dementia. Not only frontal lobe dementia but also progressive language disorder and corticobasal degeneration syndrome can be produced by frontotemporal lobar degeneration and both clinical and pathological overlap of the syndromes can be seen. The recognition of the relationship between the clinical syndromes has important implications in the diagnosis and treatment of dementias
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