Table 1

Presenting complaines and magnetic resonance imaging findings in six patients with posterior cortical atrophy

SubjectSexAge (years)Symptom duration (years)MMSEDescription of presenting complaintMRI
Age, duration of symptoms, MMSE, and MRI findings are taken from the time of PET scanning.
MMSE, mini-mental state examination; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; PET, positron emission tomography.
HMF781024Unable to find objects in a room then they would “suddenly pop-up”; difficulty getting arms into sleeves of clothes; when reading “could only see a small part of the page at a time”; misreaching for objectsWidening of Sylvian fissures, mild to moderate parietal atrophy
PGM59327Difficulty reading maps; difficulty navigating in streets; when intending to drive would climb into the back seat of the car; poor concentration and arithmetic skills; memory complaints.Normal
RHM63615Unable to stay in lane when driving; misjudging distances; unable to dress; when reading could not change from the end of one line to the beginning of the next; unable to insert electrical plugs into sockets.Moderate generalised atrophy
SKF66326Difficulty with the “left field of vision”; repeated collisions with the kerb when driving and smashing the left wing mirror; unable to judge distance when hanging out laundry or placing objects in cupboardsModerate biparietal atrophy
PMF58717Unable to read; poor writing and typing; unable to fasten buttons; unable to find bathroom during the night; poor memory for recent eventsMild to moderate generalised atrophy
ANM58518Colliding with objects on the left; difficulty with navigation; difficulty dressing.Moderate biparietal atrophy