Hippocampal damage and Memory dysfunction

Shane O'Mara smomara at mail.tcd.ie
Thu Jan 12 12:27:39 EST 1995


In article <3f2vh5$2rq at news.rhrz.uni-bonn.de>,
heinz at jersey.meb.uni-bonn.de (Heinz Beck) wrote:

> Hi. 
> 
> Does anyone know of case reports in which hippocampal damage restricted to
> or predominantly involving specific subfields has been related to memory
> dysfunction. I am aware of some literature dealing with hippocampal damage
> and memory dysfunction following ischemia or limbic encephalitis. However,
> those studies mostly reported diffuse damage or complete destruction of
> hippocampal structures. 
> 
> Thanks
> Heinz
Patient R.B. had damage restricted primarily to area CA1 (bilaterally).
Check out Larry Squire's paper in Psychological Review (early 1992 I
think for references and histology).
Shane O'Mara
smomara at mail.tcd.ie



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