Binswanger, Otto


Swiss psychiatrist and neurologist, 1852-1929.

Binswanger dementia

SEE: Binswanger disease.

Binswanger disease

A form of vascular dementia in which insufficient blood flow to focal areas of the white matter of the brain just beneath the cerebral cortex produces slow thinking, memory loss, unsteady gait and clumsiness, personality changes, altered behavior, and sometimes, urinary incontinence.
SYN: SEE: Binswanger dementia; SEE: subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy; SEE: subcortical vascular dementia

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