Frontotemporal brain sagging syndrome: An SIH-like presentation mimicking FTD.
Summary of "Frontotemporal brain sagging syndrome: An SIH-like presentation mimicking FTD."
Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is a relatively well-defined clinical syndrome. It is associated with frontal and temporal lobe structural/metabolic changes and pathologic findings of a neurodegenerative disease. We have been evaluating patients with clinical and imaging features partially consistent with bvFTD but with evidence also suggestive of brain sagging, which we refer to as frontotemporal brain sagging syndrome (FBSS).
Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21502595
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182166e42
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