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Korsakoff brain (coronal sections)

(A) Illustration of sulcal widening, loss of white matter, and enlarged ventricles typically seen in Korsakoff disease. (B) Significant atrophy of the mammillary bodies is highlighted by comparing the left hemisphere of the Korsakoff brain with the right hemisphere of an age-matched control. (Contributed by Dr. Mieke Verfaellie.)

Associated Disorders

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