Amnesia in man following transection of the fornix. A review

Brain. 1991 Dec;114 ( Pt 6):2611-8. doi: 10.1093/brain/114.6.2611.

Abstract

Published accounts of the effects of fornix damage on memory in man are critically evaluated. Most weight is given to cases of surgical transection of the fornix, though other causes of fornix damage are briefly discussed. It is concluded that fornix transection causes amnesia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amnesia / etiology*
  • Amnesia / physiopathology
  • Brain Diseases / surgery
  • Brain Injuries / complications*
  • Cerebral Ventricles / surgery
  • Cysts / surgery
  • Denervation
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / surgery
  • Hippocampus* / physiopathology
  • Hippocampus* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / adverse effects