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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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ARRUDA, Walter Oleschko. Frontal lobe syndrome from bilateral globus pallidus lesions a complication of Wernicke's encephalopathy. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1991, vol.49, n.2, pp.215-217. ISSN 0004-282X.

A 38 year-old man developed the classical clinical picture of Wernicke's encephalopathy as a consequence of prolonged total parenteral nutrition. As a late complication he developed a frontal lobe syndrome. Bilateral globus pallidus lesions were observed in the CT-scan examination. Some aspects related to the cortical syndromes caused by subcortical lesions are discussed.

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