A Distinct Dementia Syndrome: Posterior Cortical Atrophy: Clinical and Cognitive Assesment, and Brain Spect Findings

Colakoglu B. D., Kurt P., ÇAPA KAYA G., Yener G.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.47, no.3, pp.201-206, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/npa.5592
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-206
  • Keywords: Dementia, posterior cortical atrophy, brain SPECT, simultanagnosia, Gerstmann, ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE, VARIANT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a rare dementia syndrome that presents primarily with signs of cortical visual dysfunction. The main clinical features of the disease include Balint's syndrome, Gerstmann's syndrome, visual agnosia, alexia, agraphia, and transcortical sensory aphasia. In this study, we aimed to determine the clinical characteristics and the brain single proton emission computed tomography (SPECT) findings of patients clinically diagnosed as having PCA.