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Which Symptoms Relate to the Lesion?

The splenium of the corpus callosum is the dominant path for visual integration, transferring visual information from the visual cortices to the dominant language hemisphere. Although the patient's difficulties with written comprehension could be explained by this lesion, this is not sufficient to explain her amnesia.

What is/are the possible etiologies of the splenium lesion?

  1. Vascular

  2. Infectious

  3. Toxic

  4. Autoimmune

  5. Neoplastic

  6. Metabolic

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