J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2007 Aug;25(3):377-380.

A Case of Isolated Traumatic Caudate Lesion with Marked Improvement in Visuospatial Function by Donepezil

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ricash@hanmail.net

Abstract

Visuospatial dysfunction after isolated caudate lesion and improvement by donepezil has not been reported. Herein we report a 46-year old woman with visuospatial dysfunction after an isolated traumatic caudate lesion. Memory impairment and visuospatial dysfunction with normal frontal executive functioning was found in the first neuropsychological test. Her brain MRI showed an isolated right caudate lesion in the dorsal portion. Donepezil was prescribed. On follow-up neuropsychological testing, memory and visuospatial function increased by more than 100% from the base line.

Keyword

Caudate nucleus; Trauma; Donepezil

MeSH Terms

Brain
Caudate Nucleus
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Memory
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
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