Residual neurovascular function and retinotopy in a case of hemianopia

Yi Ching Lynn Ho, Amandine Cheze, Yih Yian Sitoh, Esben Thade Petersen, Kong Yong Goh, Albert Gjedde, Xavier Golay

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Abstract

Introduction: For occipital cortex strokes resulting in vision disorders, questions about the viability of residual visual cortex remain. Clinical Picture: In a patient with a one-year-old, left, complete, homonymous hemianopia due to a right, posterior cerebral artery, ischaemic infarct, we assessed the visual cortex with fMRI retinotopic mapping prior to starting vision restoration therapy. Outcome: The patient was found to have residual neurovascular function and retinotopic representation in the surviving visual cortex around the infarcted area. Conclusion: The ability to respond to stimuli in part of the blind field, though not consciously perceived, suggests the potential for recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-831
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
Volume38
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Retinotopic mapping
  • Stroke
  • fMRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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