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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1395

Temporal Variant Frontotemporal Dementia

Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Date of Web Publication19-Nov-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kyum-Yil Kwon
Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, 59 Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04401
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.271255

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Kwon KY. Temporal Variant Frontotemporal Dementia. Neurol India 2019;67:1395

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Kwon KY. Temporal Variant Frontotemporal Dementia. Neurol India [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 30];67:1395. Available from:

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is an uncommon neurodegenerative disorder, which is clinically and pathologically heterogeneous. A 59-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of slow progressive behavioral changes including disinhibition and memory disturbance for a period of five years. He had no familial history of neurological disorder. A detailed neuropsychological test showed episodic memory and frontal executive dysfunctions. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed marked volume loss only in the bilateral anterior temporal lobe, and which was worse on the right side as compared to the left [Figure 1].[1] A recent study reported that temporal variant FTD is related to globular glial tauopathy, which is a rare pathology for FTD.[2]
Figure 1: Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery axial and T2-weighted coronal images show marked atrophy in bilateral anterior temporal lobe without atrophy in the frontal lobe. Anterior temporal atrophy is more severe on the right versus the left side

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Shimizu H, Hokoishi K, Fukuhara R, Komori K, Ikeda M. Two cases of frontotemporal dementia with predominant temporal lobe atrophy. Psychogeriatrics 2009;9:204-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
Clark CN, Lashley T, Mahoney CJ, Warren JD, Revesz T, Rohrer JD. Temporal variant frontotemporal dementia is associated with globular glial tauopathy. Cogn Behav Neurol 2015;28:92-7.  Back to cited text no. 2


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