Perseverations and non-verbal confabulations on the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test in a fronto-temporal dementia single case study

A Sedda, S Passoni, G Bottini

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    Abstract

    We describe the case of a patient with late onset fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), who presented with typical personality changes, but also perseverative and confabulatory behaviors while performing the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test. We hypothesize that the progressive atrophy of orbitobasal, medial, and dorsolateral frontal cortices may give rise to both confabulations and perseverations in the non-verbal domain. In agreement with previous studies, reporting atypical profiles, this case report underlines the clinical heterogeneity of FTD. Authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)366-376
    Number of pages11
    JournalNeurocase
    Volume18
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Aged
    • Atrophy
    • Frontal Lobe
    • Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Memory Disorders
    • Neuropsychological Tests
    • Personality

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