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Neurology. 2001 Feb 13;56(3):398-400.

A compulsive collecting behavior following an A-com aneurysmal rupture.

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Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Hoarding behavior associated with focal brain injury is rarely reported. The authors report a 46-year-old man with pathologic collecting behavior after a left orbitofrontal and caudate injury from an aneurysmal rupture of anterior communicating artery. His hoarding, an impulse control disorder or an ego-syntonic compulsion, was restricted to one specific item (toy bullet). Treatments with sertraline or fluoxetine were not effective for the hoarding.

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