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Transient post-traumatic hemiballism. Report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16557197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hemiballism is a rare movement disorder which is due to lesion or malfunction of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and its connections, according to various neurophysiological data. Various causes of this condition have been described, usually related to basal ganglia dysfunction. There are only three references in the literature of traumatic hemiballism. We report a case of post-traumatic hemiballism, due to a contusion of the subthalamic regional area, and review the relevant literature.
A Vakis; A Krasoudakis; D Koutendakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-24     Completed Date:  2006-07-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-3; discussion 23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heraklion University Hospital, Neurosurgical Department, Crete, Hellas.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / injuries,  physiopathology
Brain Injuries / complications*
Dyskinesias / etiology*,  physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subthalamic Nucleus / injuries*

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