Left hemispatial visual neglect associated with a combined right occipital and splenial lesion: Another disconnection syndrome

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Damage to the left occipital lobe and the splenium or forceps major is often associated with pure alexia, thought to be an occipital-temporoparietal disconnection syndrome. A patient with the parallel lesion, a combined right occipital and splenial lesion, showed severe left-sided visual spatial neglect, but no significant neglect in other sensory modalities. This visual neglect might be related to a disconnection between the visual information processed by the left occipital lobe and the right posterior temporal-inferior parietal areas that mediate attention in the left hemispace. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Inc.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Neurocase  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Park KC; Jeong Y; Lee BH; Kim EJ; Kim GM; Heilman KM; Na DL
  • Start Page

  • 310
  • End Page

  • 318
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 5