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April 1984

Altitudinal Hemianopia Caused by Occipital Infarctions: Clinical and Computerized Tomographic Correlations

Author Affiliations

From the Dent Neurologic Institute (Drs Newman, Kinkel, and Jacobs) and Departments of Anatomy (Dr Kinkel) and Physiology (Dr Jacobs), Division of Neurobiology, State University of New York School of Medicine, Buffalo.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(4):413-418. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050160075019

• Two patients with altitudinal homonymous hemianopia caused by bilateral occipital infarctions were studied. Their clinical-computerized tomographic correlations showed the anatomic representation of the superior and inferior visual fields in the lower and upper banks of the calcarine fissure, respectively. The patient with the superior-field defect was unusual because he retained normal color vision and facial recognition abilities, despite having bilateral lesions that have classically produced central achromatopsia and prosopagnosia.

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