Selective infarction of the anterior genu fornices associated with giant cell arteritis

Najib Murr, Pariwat Thaisetthawatkul, Jason Helvey, Pierre B Fayad

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We report a middle-aged woman presenting with acute confusion and anterograde amnesia. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an acute infarction of the anterior genu fornices. Evaluation of an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate led to the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). Cerebral infarction is a known complication of GCA; this is the first report of such an association with selective fornix infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012



  • Stroke
  • amnesia
  • fornix infarction
  • giant cell arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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