Simultanagnosia as the presenting symptom in neuro-ophthalmology

Rui Wang, Grant Hopping, Bayan Al Othman, Subhan Tabba, Ashwini Kini, Andrew G. Lee

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Abstract

Simultanagnosia is a well-known neurologic symptom characterized by the inability to conceptualize the whole picture despite being able to see individual elements within a visual scene. The pathophysiology involves a lesion to the bilateral parieto-occipital lobe. We report two unusual cases of simultanagnosia and juxtaposed homonymous visual field loss involving aqueductal stenosis–related obstructive hydrocephalus and cardiac arrest due to Brugada syndrome. Clinicians should be aware that simultanagnosia can be the presenting symptom of neuro-ophthalmic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume33
Issue number1
Early online dateOct 8 2019
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

Keywords

  • Aqueductal stenosis
  • Brugada syndrome
  • homonymous hemianopsia
  • simultanagnosia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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