Posterior cortical atrophy: a single case cognitive and radiological follow-up

Sol Esteves, Diana Andrea Ramirez Romero, Teresa Torralva, Macarena Martínez Cuitiño, Shannon Herndon, Blas Couto, Agustín Ibañez, Facundo Manes, María Roca

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Abstract

Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a rare neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by initial predominant visuoperceptual deficits followed by a progressive decline in other cognitive functions. This syndrome has not been as thoroughly described as other dementias, particularly from a neuropsychological evolution perspective with only a few studies describing the evolution of its cognitive progression. In this investigation we review the literature on this rare condition and we perform a 7-year neuropsychological and neuroradiological follow-up of a 64-year-old man with PCA. The subject’s deficits initially appeared in his visuoperceptual skills with later affectation appearing in language and other cognitive functions, this being coherent with the patient’s parieto-temporal atrophy evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-30
Number of pages15
JournalNeurocase
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Posterior cortical atrophy
  • cognitive and neuroradiological follow up
  • dementia
  • variant of Alzheimer’s disease

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