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Evidence of somatotopic organization of the sensory thalamus based on infarction in the nucleus ventralis posterior.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1750056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This is to describe a restricted sensory syndrome of unique distribution due to thalamic infarct. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of pure sensory disturbance involving the left intraoral and perioral regions and the tips of the thumb and forefinger of the left hand. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a small infarct in the contralateral thalamus, presumably affecting the nucleus ventralis posterior. CONCLUSIONS: This patient provides an excellent correlation between clinical findings and thalamic representation of body surface as established during stereotactic procedures.
O Combarros; J M Polo; J Pascual; J Berciano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0039-2499     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-22     Completed Date:  1992-01-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1445-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service of Neurology, University Hospital, Marqués de Valdecilla, Faculty of Medicine, Santander, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Infarction / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Paresthesia / etiology
Sensation / physiology*
Thalamic Nuclei / physiopathology*
Thalamus / physiology*

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