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Dement Neurocogn Disord. 2014 Dec;13(4):150-152. Korean.
Published online Dec 31, 2014.
© 2014 Korean Dementia Association
Kluver-Bucy Syndrome Following Bilateral Posterior Cerebral Artery Infarction
SangWoo Han, M.D., YoungSoon Yang, M.D., Sang Won Ha, M.D. and Seung Min Kim, M.D.
Department of Neurology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Address for correspondence: Seung Min Kim, M.D. Department of Neurology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, 53 Jinhwangdo-ro 61-gil Gangdong-gu, Seoul 134-791, Korea. Tel: +82-2-2225-1166, Fax: +82-2-2225-4105, Email:
Received Nov 13, 2014; Revised Dec 30, 2014; Accepted Dec 30, 2014.

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Kluver-Bucy syndrome is defined as a rare neurobehavioral disorder with hyperphagia, hyperorality, hypersexuality, and visual agnosia. This syndrome is usually resulting from bilateral lesions of the anterior temporal lobe including amygdala. Although it could occur after various diseases, stroke is uncommon etiology. We report a patient with Kluver-Bucy syndrome due to bilateral posterior cerebral artery territory infarction.

Keywords: Kluver-Bucy syndrome; cerebral infarction


Fig. 1
MRI findings. (A) Initial diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) shows right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territory infarction. (B) MR angiography reveals right PCA occlusion and left PCA stenosis. (C) Follow-up DWI shows newly developed left PCA territory infarction.
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