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Hemiballism in a patient with parietal lobe infarction.
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PMID:  23319477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 60-year-old man with a history of atrial fibrillation had an acute onset of ballistic movements of the left limbs with sensory extinction (video on the Neurology® Web site at The patient was treated with risperidone and anticoagulant; symptoms subsided 3 days later. Brain MRI showed acute infarction of the right posterior parietal lobe (figure 1) and SPECT revealed hypoperfusion in the right frontoparietal areas (figure 2).
Meng-Chen Wu; Ruoh-Fang Yen; Chin-Hsien Lin; Ruey-Meei Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-15     Completed Date:  2013-03-07     Revised Date:  2014-01-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / complications
Cerebral Infarction / complications*,  pathology
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Dyskinesias / etiology*,  radionuclide imaging
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination
Parietal Lobe / pathology*
Subthalamic Nucleus / pathology,  radionuclide imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

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