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Motor aprosodia due to isolated brainstem stroke in a young woman.

Authors
  • Hoffmann, M
  • Malek, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta neurologica Scandinavica
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2005
Volume
112
Issue
3
Pages
197–198
Identifiers
PMID: 16097965
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 21 year old woman presented with coma and quadriparesis secondary to bilateral pontine infarction. Three weeks later motor aprosodia was the most notable neurological finding apart from mild asymmetric limb weakness. No other supratentorial lesion was noted on initial and subsequent multimodality magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance perfusion imaging revealed right frontotemporal hypoperfusion. This is the first report of aprosodia with an isolated brainstem lesion.

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