A 65-year-old woman was addressed to the Department of Radiology for assessment of dementia. Mnesic tests found moderate memory problems with mini-mental state (MMS) measured at 23/30. Symptoms were essentially marked by behavioral disorders of gradual onset for 2 years (decline in activity and empathy for her family). She was addressed for assessment of Alzheimer’s type dementia. MRI examination (coronal and sagittal T1 weighted sequences) found a severe asymmetrical cortico subcortical atrophy dominant at the right frontal lobe and anterior portion of right temporal lobe (Fig. A and B, white arrows). Hippocampal regions were preserved (Fig. A, asterix). The diagnosis of frontotemporal lobar dementia (FTLD) was therefore suggested.
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Larbi A, Millon D. Frontotemporal lobar dementia in a young woman. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2014;97(6):377. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.143