Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration and/or frontotemporal dementia? A report of two overlap cases and review of literature

P S Mathuranath, J H Xuereb, T Bak, J R Hodges

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Abstract

According to the existing viewpoint, Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is thought of as a predominantly extrapyramidal motor disorder that is distinct and unrelated to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the most common form of non-Alzheimer dementias. A lack of understanding of the aetiopathogenesis, and poor correlation between the pathology and the clinical syndromes, has resulted in a disparity in the classification of cases of non-Alzheimer dementias. This report intends to highlight the overlap between FTD and CBD in the light of the evolution of these terms, and to discuss the implications of these findings on the nosology of CBD and the classification of non-Alzheimer dementias.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-12
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Volume68
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Basal Ganglia Diseases
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Dementia
  • Female
  • Frontal Lobe
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Temporal Lobe

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