Visual agnosia without alexia

Neurology. 1984 Jul;34(7):947-50. doi: 10.1212/wnl.34.7.947.


A 41-year-old man presented with bilateral posterior cerebral artery infarcts. He had visual object agnosia and prosopagnosia with preservation of reading abilities. There was also defective visual memory, topographic orientation, and color perception, as well as simultanagnosia. From the clinical facts and CT findings, it was postulated that bilateral visual-limbic disconnection accounted for the patient's visual agnosia and related disturbances.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Agnosia / complications*
  • Agnosia / psychology
  • Dyslexia, Acquired / complications*
  • Dyslexia, Acquired / psychology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychological Tests
  • Vision Disorders / complications*
  • Vision Disorders / psychology