We present a case study of a patient with acquired prefrontal lesion involving mainly ventromedial and orbital structures (VM-PFD). The patient showed behavioral and emotional disturbances one year after the injury. In a follow-up examination seven years later, we evaluated her performance in tasks found theoretically to be sensitive to orbital and medial lesions. In contrast to our hypothesis, her performance was in the normal range. We suggest that a possible explanation for her magnificent recovery may include a high cognitive reserve and the specific characteristics of her injury.
- Behavioral and emotional disturbances
- Case study
- Neuropsychological evaluation
- Prefrontal damage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Neurology