Bilateral cortical border-zone infarction. A pseudobrainstem stroke
Department of Neurology
Aged; Brain; Brain Stem; Cerebral Cortex; Cerebral Infarction; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Humans
Nervous System Diseases | Neurology
Acute bilateral weakness of the extremities with weakness of the tongue classically signals a medullary lesion. A patient had these signs, but at autopsy, bilateral cortical border-zone infarcts and an entirely normal brainstem were found. This case points out the importance of considering bilateral cortical border-zone infarction in the presence of bilateral motor or sensory signs, especially when there is sparing of facial motor function.
Arch Neurol. 1981 Jan;38(1):62-3.
Archives of neurology
Fisher M, McQuillen JB. (1981). Bilateral cortical border-zone infarction. A pseudobrainstem stroke. Neurology Publications and Presentations. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/neuro_pp/22