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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2006;24(6): 577-580.
우측 후두엽 뇌경색 환자에서 발생한 Charles Bonnet 증후군 1예
이정석, 김상윤
서울대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
A Case of Charles Bonnet Syndrome Following Cerebral Infarction in the Right Occipital Lobe
Jung Seok Lee
Department of Neurology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Charles Bonnet syndrome is characterized by relatively preserved cognitive functions with the exception of complex visual hallucinations caused by injury to the visual system. We report the case of a 68 year-old woman presenting with colored, dynamic and organized visual hallucinations in the left visual field, which suddenly developed about 3 months ago. Brain MRI showed chronic infarction in the right occipital lobe. Treatment with olanzapine reduced the visual hallucinations. This is a rare case of Charles Bonnet syndrome following an occipital lobe infarction.KeyWords:Charles Bonnet syndrome, Complex visual hallucination