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September 1977

Abrupt Memory Loss Associated With Thalamic Tumor

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology (Dr Ziegler), University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan, and the Department of Surgery and the Pathology Laboratory (Drs Kaufman and Marshall), Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(9):545-548. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500210047007

• We report a case in which glioma with apparent major involvement of the right thalamus was manifested initially solely by abrupt onset of severe impairment of both recent and moderately remote memory. Distracting stimuli plays a role in prevention of consolidation of memory.

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