Brainscanning, Drugs, and Damage

allen at atienmh.sph.jhu.edu allen at atienmh.sph.jhu.edu
Mon Nov 1 15:50:09 EST 1993


 Korsakoff's
> usually refers to a permanent psychosis, appearing later in the
> course of the disease. The structural correlate has been suggested
> to be mamillary body degeneration (again easily seen with MRI).
> 
The more primary site of degeneration in WK is the medio dorsal nucleus of  
the thalamus, which is more commonly involved than the mammilary bodies  
are.

Allen Y. Tien



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