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Peduncular hallucinosis: insights from a neurosurgical point of view.
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PMID:  16284548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Peduncular hallucinosis is a rare phenomenon characterized by visual hallucinosis and agitation. It appears mainly in vascular lesions affecting the brainstem, and some recent reports describe the preoperative and postoperative appearance of peduncular hallucinosis in patients affected through tumor compression at the brainstem. METHODS: Detailing the neurosurgical experiences with this syndrome, we review the available literature and provide pathoneurobiological insights to give the neurosurgeon an overall view of this phenomenon. RESULTS: Peduncular hallucinosis resolves spontaneously, and supportive medications might be helpful. Sacrifice of brainstem draining veins during surgery might contribute to the symptoms. CONCLUSION: The cranial base neurosurgeon should be aware not only of the phenomenon but the surgical influence in provoking it.
Florian Roser; Rainer Ritz; Andrei Koerbel; Hubert Loewenheim; Marcos S Tatagiba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-14     Completed Date:  2006-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1068; discussion E1068     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / surgery
Hallucinations / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Meningioma / surgery
Mesencephalon / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination / methods
Ventriculostomy / adverse effects*

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