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Hemichorea-hemiballismus caused by lacunar infarction in the basal ganglia. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6845089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unilateral hemichorea-hemiballismus developed suddenly in a 60-year-old man. Computed tomography revealed a small area of low density in the region of the left anterior limb of the internal capsule and the head of the caudate nucleus which was consistent with a lacunar infarction. Haloperidol gradually abolished the symptoms within 7 days of their onset. No further choreoballistic movements were experienced. This report reveals that ballistic movements may occasionally be caused by lesions lying some distance from the subthalamic nucleus of Luys.
R Sandyk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-17     Completed Date:  1983-06-17     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  739-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / blood supply
Basal Ganglia Diseases / complications*
Functional Laterality
Infarction / complications*
Middle Aged
Movement Disorders / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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