Frontotemporal Dementia Archives - Neurology Advisor

Frontotemporal Dementia

MRI features of bvFTD in 2 different patients. In panel A there is striking atrophy in the bilateral mesial frontal regions, including the anterior cingulate gyri. There are also finger-like periventricular FLAIR hyperintensities and enlargement of the sylvian fissures, particularly anteriorly. In panel B, the insular surface is relatively featureless with cortical thinning and sharp angular gyri.

When It’s Not Alzheimer’s: Differential Dx of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) refers to a group of non-Alzheimer’s dementias that cause portions of the frontal and temporal lobes to atrophy, leading to impairments in behavior, personality, language, and movement. FTLD is estimated to cause up to 10% of dementia cases, and it is the most common cause of dementia in individuals younger than…