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Hemichorea and hemiballismus: recent concepts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2407403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of severe hemichorea in an elderly hypertensive woman, precipitating acute pulmonary edema, is presented. There were small cystic infarctions in the contralateral neostriatum and thalamus, and intact subthalamic nuclei. The clinicopathologic correlation of hemichorea and hemiballismus is reviewed, and its relationship with the results of recent neuroanatomic research is discussed.
S P Lownie; J J Gilbert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neuropathology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0722-5091     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Neuropathol.     Publication Date:    1990 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-12     Completed Date:  1990-04-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214420     Medline TA:  Clin Neuropathol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology (Neuropathology), University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Caudate Nucleus / pathology
Cerebral Infarction / complications,  pathology
Chorea* / complications,  pathology
Myocardial Infarction / complications
Pulmonary Edema / complications

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