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We report on a patient who showed delayed degeneration of the left fornical crus with verbal memory impairment following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), which was demonstrated by diffusion tensor tractography (DTT).fter flexion and hyperextension of her head to the opposite side, the patient experienced a dazed feeling for a while at the time of head trauma. The patient's Glasgow Coma Scale score was 15, and mini-mental state examination score was 30.A 50-year-old right-handed female with 12 years of education suffered from head trauma resulting from a car accident.A The patient showed normal memory function at one year after onset: the Memory Assessment Scale (global memory: 124 (95 percentile (%ile)), verbal memory: 111 (77%ile), and visual memory: 132 (98%ile) (A percentile is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations fall). However, the patient began to experience decline of memory function such as forgetfulness at approximately 1.5 years after onset. On the 2-year evaluation, she showed decrement of memory function (global memory: 108 (70%ile), verbal memory: 86 (18%ile), and visual memory: 129 (97%ile).On 1-year DTT, the integrity of the fornix was well preserved between the fornical column and fornical crus. However, on 2-year DTT, a discontinuation was observed in the left fornical crus.Delayed degeneration of the left fornical crus was demonstrated in a patient who showed delayed onset of verbal memory impairment following mild TBI.