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Neuropsychological, Behavioral, and Anatomical Evolution in Right Temporal Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: A Longitudinal Single Case Analysis

Henry, Maya L. and Cattaruzza, Tatiana and Wilson, Stephen M. and Ogar, Jennifer M. and Rankin, Katherine P. and Miller, Bruce L. and Seeley, William W. and Gorno-Tempini, Maria Luisa
Neuropsychological, Behavioral, and Anatomical Evolution in Right Temporal Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: A Longitudinal Single Case Analysis. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

We examine longitudinal clinical and anatomical data for a patient with the right temporal variant of frontotemporal dementia. The patient received comprehensive clinical evaluations and structural MRI scans over three years. She presented with early behavioral deficits and ultimately developed semantic impairments consistent with the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia. Imaging revealed early atrophy of the right temporal lobe, with later involvement of the left, and pathology confirmed bilateral temporal involvement. Findings support the view that right and left temporal variants reflect early asymmetry of atrophy that may become more bilateral over time, resulting in a mixed clinical picture.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2150
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
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