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Posthemiplegic focal limb dystonia: a report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9637205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posthemiplegic focal limb or hemidystonias are rare movement disorders usually due to vascular lesions of the contralateral basal ganglia. The pathogenesis of posthemiplegic dystonia is unknown and its management is usually difficult. In this paper, we report two patients who suffered from a single limb dystonia and hemidystonia, respectively. In the latter patient, hemidystonia developed due to an ischaemic cerebrovascular accident 2 or 3 months after the recovery of hemiplegia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans showed evidence of contralateral putamen and thalamus infarcts.
H Apaydin; S Ozekmekçi; N Yeni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0303-8467     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-14     Completed Date:  1998-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Medical School of Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul University, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / pathology
Basal Ganglia Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Cerebral Infarction / complications
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications*,  diagnosis
Dystonia / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Putamen / blood supply,  pathology
Thalamus / blood supply,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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