Memory dysfunction in caudate infarction caused by Heubner's recurring artery occlusion

Brain Cogn. 2006 Jul;61(2):133-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2005.11.002. Epub 2006 Feb 28.


We report five cases with caudate infarction due to Heubner's recurring artery occlusion, in which we conducted detailed memory examinations in terms of explicit memory and implicit memory. We performed the auditory verbal learning test as explicit memory tasks, and motor and cognitive procedural memory tasks, developed by Komori, as implicit memory tasks. Comparing normal control subjects with patients with left caudate infarction due to Heubner's recurring artery occlusion demonstrated lower scores on both declarative and motor procedural memory tasks. These results suggest that the left caudate nucleus may be related with both declarative memory and procedural memory.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Caudate Nucleus / blood supply*
  • Caudate Nucleus / diagnostic imaging
  • Caudate Nucleus / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Infarction, Anterior Cerebral Artery / complications*
  • Infarction, Anterior Cerebral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Infarction, Anterior Cerebral Artery / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Memory Disorders / complications*
  • Memory Disorders / diagnosis
  • Memory Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Recurrence
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed