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Asymptomatic Destruction of the Fornix in Man

Asymptomatic Destruction of the Fornix in Man Abstract In the five previous reports dealing with the effects of interruption of the fornix in man, two noted that a severe disturbance of recent memory resulted, and three indicated that no symptoms were evident. The brain was examined in only one of the cases cited. This report describes a patient, without any apparent neurological or psychological disturbances, in whom a malignant tumor had destroyed the fornix bilaterally. References 1. Sweet WH, Talland GA, Ervin FR: Loss of recent memory following section of fornix . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 84:76-82, 1959. 2. Hassler R, Riechert T: Ueber einen Fall von doppelseitiger Fornicetomie bei sogenannter temporaler Epilepsie . Acta Neurochir 5:330-340, 1957.Crossref 3. Dott NM: Surgical aspects of the hypothalamus , in Clarke WEL, Beattie J, Riddoch G, et al (eds): The Hypothalamus: Morphological, Functional, Clinical and Surgical Aspects . Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1938, pp 131-185. 4. Cairns H, Mosberg WH Jr: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle . Surg Gynecol Obstet 92:545-570, 1951. 5. Garcia-Bengochea F, De La Torre O, Esquivel O, et al: The section of the fornix in the surgical treatment of certain epilepsies . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 79:176-178, 1954. 6. Scoville WB, Milner B: Loss of recent memory after bilateral hippocampal lesions . J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 20:11-21, 1957.Crossref 7. Victor M, Angevine JB Jr, Mancall EL, et al: Memory loss with lesions of hippocampal formation: Report of a case with some remarks on the anatomical basis of memory . Arch Neurol 5:244-263, 1961.Crossref 8. DeJong RN, Itabashi HH, Olson JR: Memory loss due to hippocampal lesions . Arch Neurol 20:339-348, 1969.Crossref 9. Victor M: Observations on the amnestic syndrome in man and its anatomical basis, in Brazier MAB (ed): Brain Functions, Proceedings of the Second Conference. Berkeley, Calif, University of California Press, 1964, vol 2, pp 311-340. 10. Milner B, in discussion, Sweet WH, Talland GA, Ervin FR: Loss of recent memory following section of the fornix . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 84:78-79, 1959. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Asymptomatic Destruction of the Fornix in Man

Archives of Neurology , Volume 32 (8) – Aug 1, 1975

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1975 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9942
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10.1001/archneur.1975.00490500086012
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Abstract

Abstract In the five previous reports dealing with the effects of interruption of the fornix in man, two noted that a severe disturbance of recent memory resulted, and three indicated that no symptoms were evident. The brain was examined in only one of the cases cited. This report describes a patient, without any apparent neurological or psychological disturbances, in whom a malignant tumor had destroyed the fornix bilaterally. References 1. Sweet WH, Talland GA, Ervin FR: Loss of recent memory following section of fornix . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 84:76-82, 1959. 2. Hassler R, Riechert T: Ueber einen Fall von doppelseitiger Fornicetomie bei sogenannter temporaler Epilepsie . Acta Neurochir 5:330-340, 1957.Crossref 3. Dott NM: Surgical aspects of the hypothalamus , in Clarke WEL, Beattie J, Riddoch G, et al (eds): The Hypothalamus: Morphological, Functional, Clinical and Surgical Aspects . Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1938, pp 131-185. 4. Cairns H, Mosberg WH Jr: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle . Surg Gynecol Obstet 92:545-570, 1951. 5. Garcia-Bengochea F, De La Torre O, Esquivel O, et al: The section of the fornix in the surgical treatment of certain epilepsies . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 79:176-178, 1954. 6. Scoville WB, Milner B: Loss of recent memory after bilateral hippocampal lesions . J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 20:11-21, 1957.Crossref 7. Victor M, Angevine JB Jr, Mancall EL, et al: Memory loss with lesions of hippocampal formation: Report of a case with some remarks on the anatomical basis of memory . Arch Neurol 5:244-263, 1961.Crossref 8. DeJong RN, Itabashi HH, Olson JR: Memory loss due to hippocampal lesions . Arch Neurol 20:339-348, 1969.Crossref 9. Victor M: Observations on the amnestic syndrome in man and its anatomical basis, in Brazier MAB (ed): Brain Functions, Proceedings of the Second Conference. Berkeley, Calif, University of California Press, 1964, vol 2, pp 311-340. 10. Milner B, in discussion, Sweet WH, Talland GA, Ervin FR: Loss of recent memory following section of the fornix . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 84:78-79, 1959.

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Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1975

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