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A Case of Balint’s Syndrome Caused by Left Temporo-occipital Lobe Infarction
Korean J Geriatr Gerontol 2009 Dec;10(4):397-400
Published online December 31, 2009
Copyright © 2009 The Korean Academy of Clinical Geriatrics.

Sang Min Lee, Seung Hye Lee, Youn Seon Choi, Mi-Yeon Eun1, Kyungmi Oh1

Departments of Family Medicine, 1Neurology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Balint syndrome, first described by Balint in 1909, is a triad of visual perceptual difficulty including optic ataxia, ocular apraxia, and simultanagnosis. These three clinical symptoms are related to lesions in the partieto-occipital lobe in which cerebral infarction is the most common cause that has been reported. We described a patient that had symptoms consistent with Balint syndrome where a cerebral infarction in both parieto-occipital lobes did not exist. A 68-year-old man presented with sudden development of right-sided weakness. Although the patient displayed the classical clinical triad in Balint syndrome, a brain MRI illustrated an infarction in the medial portion of left temporo-occipital lobe and in the left thalamus.
Keywords : Balint 증후군,시각 실조증,동시실인,안실행증, Balint syndrome,Ocular apraxia,Optic ataxia,Simultanagnosia

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