Bilateral and Limited Amygdalohippocampal Lesions Causing a Pure Amnesic Syndrome

Ann Neurol. 1985 Sep;18(3):314-9. doi: 10.1002/ana.410180307.

Abstract

A pure amnesic syndrome of 21 months' duration occurred in a 36-year-old man following a transient confusional state. The patient died of Hodgkin's disease. At postmortem examination, bilateral and symmetrical neuronal loss, without inflammatory changes, was restricted to the hippocampus and amygdaloid bodies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amnesia / pathology*
  • Amnesia / psychology
  • Amygdala / pathology*
  • Confusion / pathology
  • Epilepsies, Partial / pathology
  • Hippocampus / pathology*
  • Hodgkin Disease / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nerve Degeneration
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / pathology
  • Neuropsychological Tests