Metabolic Brain Disease

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 359–367 | Cite as

Attention, Memory, and Cognitive Function in Hepatic Encephalopathy

  • Karin WeissenbornEmail author
  • Kathrin Giewekemeyer
  • Susanne Heidenreich
  • Martin Bokemeyer
  • Georg Berding
  • Björn Ahl


Deficits in attention and arousal play a major role in the clinical presentation of hepatic encephalopathy. Attention deficits arealso the main components of minimal hepatic encephalopathy. The present paper summarizes some findings about attentional and memory dysfunction in hepatic encephalopathy, with reference to basic knowledgeabout normal attention and memory function and their cerebral representation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Weissenborn
    • 2
    • 4
    Email author
  • Kathrin Giewekemeyer
    • 2
  • Susanne Heidenreich
    • 2
  • Martin Bokemeyer
    • 2
    • 1
  • Georg Berding
    • 3
  • Björn Ahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of Neuroradiology, Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverGermany
  4. 4.Department of Neurology, Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverGermany

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