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Hyperperfusion in the lateral temporal cortex, the striatum and the thalamus during complex visual hallucinations: single photon emission computed tomography findings in patients with Charles Bonnet syndrome.
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PMID:  10803809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the findings of single photon emission computed tomography using 123I-IMP and magnetic resonance image studies of five patients with Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) while they were having visual hallucinations. All patients developed complex visual hallucinations after suffering from eye disease. The mean age at onset of CBS was 71.6 years. Single photon emission computed tomography studies in all patients disclosed hyperperfusion areas with some asymmetrical appearances in the lateral temporal cortex, striatum and thalamus. These results suggest that when elderly people suffer from eye disease, subsequent excessive cortical compensation in the lateral temporal cortex, striatum and thalamus may precipitate the development of visual hallucinations.
N Adachi; T Watanabe; H Matsuda; T Onuma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1323-1316     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-24     Completed Date:  2000-07-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9513551     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Clin Neurosci     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Leprosarium Tama Zenshoen, Higashimurayama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Mapping
Corpus Striatum / blood supply*,  radionuclide imaging
Dominance, Cerebral / physiology*
Eye Diseases / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Follow-Up Studies
Hallucinations / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Hyperemia / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Temporal Lobe / blood supply*,  radionuclide imaging
Thalamus / blood supply*,  radionuclide imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Visual Perception / physiology*

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