Inverted vision after frontal lobe disease

Cortex. 1988 Dec;24(4):499-509. doi: 10.1016/s0010-9452(88)80044-3.


A case of bifrontal abscesses is reported. The patient claimed that he sometimes saw the world as if it were upside-down. A review of the literature reveals that, since 1805, 21 similar cases have been documented. The present case is unusual in that the neuropsychological status of the patient is investigated in some detail, and in that it seems to be the first report of inverted vision in a case of frontal lobe disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Abscess / complications*
  • Brain Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Child
  • Frontal Lobe
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Space Perception / physiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vision Disorders / etiology*
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology
  • Visual Perception / physiology