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Hemiballism and tremor due to ependymal cyst.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1484535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 21-year-old woman was admitted with right hemiballism and tremor. She had tremor since the age of 6 years. At age 12, an intracerebral, left paraventricular space-occupying lesion was found and treated with 4,500 rads. Increasing tremor was associated with mass enlargement. By age 20, there was insidious presentation of right hemiballism. At age 21, she had craniotomy and a large septate cyst was opened and drained. Biopsy of the cyst wall revealed that it was consistent with ependymal cyst. Postoperatively the hemiballism resolved and the tremor improved. This case is unusual due to the presentation of hemiballism caused by ependymal cyst.
Authors:
J M Bejar; J Kepes; W C Koller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0885-3185     ISO Abbreviation:  Mov. Disord.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-18     Completed Date:  1993-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610688     Medline TA:  Mov Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neurology Service, Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center, Topeka, Kansas 66622.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cysts / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Ependyma* / pathology,  surgery
Female
Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein / analysis
Humans
Movement Disorders / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Neurologic Examination
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tremor / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein

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