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Peduncular hallucinosis in 'top of the basilar syndrome': an unusual complication following coronary angiography.
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PMID:  20334045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebral thromboembolism is a potential, although rare, complication of coronary angiography. An elderly woman presented with visual hallucinations, features of bilateral third nerve palsy, impaired vertical and horizontal gaze and mild motor weakness of the left upper limb, following diagnostic coronary catheterization. These findings suggested the anatomical location of the lesion to lie in the caudal midbrain, which was confirmed on computed tomography of the brain. Peduncular hallucinosis following cardiac catheterization, to the best of our knowledge, has only been described once in the literature. Awareness of this entity and its clinical presentation is essential for appropriate investigation and management.
Anugrah Chrispal; Appaswamy Thirumal Prabhakar; Harikishan Boorugu; Elsa Mary Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The National medical journal of India     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0970-258X     ISO Abbreviation:  Natl Med J India     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-25     Completed Date:  2010-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809315     Medline TA:  Natl Med J India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine II, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, Tamil Nadu, India.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / adverse effects*
Hallucinations / etiology*
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / etiology*

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