Neuropsychological functioning in a patient with paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis.

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  • A 54-year-old woman with clinically diagnosed paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis secondary to adenocarcinoma of the lung is described. Neuropsychological evaluation revealed intact visual perception, visual construction, language, speeded processing, and verbal abstract reasoning in the presence of a severe anterograde amnesia for both verbal and visual information. A profound consolidation problem is discussed in view of other diseases of the mesial temporal lobes resulting in impaired consolidation of new material.
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  • Adenocarcinoma, Brain Mapping, Encephalitis, Female, Humans, Limbic System, Lung Neoplasms, Mental Recall, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Temporal Lobe
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    Author List

  • Martin RC; Haut MW; Goeta-Kreisler K; Blumenthal D
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  • 460
  • End Page

  • 466
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  • 2
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  • 5