Title

Bilateral cortical border-zone infarction. A pseudobrainstem stroke

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology

Publication Date

1981-01-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Aged; Brain; Brain Stem; Cerebral Cortex; Cerebral Infarction; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Humans

Disciplines

Nervous System Diseases | Neurology

Abstract

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.

Source

Arch Neurol. 1981 Jan;38(1):62-3.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of neurology

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

7458728

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