Visuoconstructive deficit following infarction in the right Basal Ganglia: A case report and some experimental data

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  • Visuospatial disorders are typically described as a consequence of right hemisphere, cortical lesions. We report the case of a female with visuoconstructive deficits with an infarct in the right basal ganglia, with no evidence of visual field defect, hemi-inattention, or sensory or motor loss. Using a process approach to obtain additional quantitative data, we showed that her visuoconstructive disorder could not be attributed to a defect in visual perception, per se. All other aspects of her neuropsychologic skills were normal. These findings provide additional support for the role of subcortical structures in spatially-related motor function and for the utility of applying experimental techniques to clarify the nature of deficits. © 1995 National Academy of Neuropsychology.
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  • Lazar RM; Weiner M; Wald HS; Kula RW
  • Start Page

  • 543
  • End Page

  • 553
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 6