TITLE

NEUROLOGICAL PICTURE

AUTHOR(S)
Gerace, C.; Fele, R. M.; Pingi, A.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2005, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p595
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a case of capsular lingual paresis. Its symptoms are sudden weakness in mastication and mild dysarthria. When the patient was asked to protrude her tongue, a left lingual paresis became evident, however, the tongue was normal while at rest in the mouth. Neurological examination was otherwise normal. A brain computed tomogram gave evidence of a small haematoma limited to the posterior limb of the right internal capsule. No other abnormal radiological findings were shown to be present on successive brain magnetic resonance imaging. Facial and lingual hemiparesis with mild limb involvement have been previously described in capsular genu syndrome, suggesting that motor corticopontine and corticocobulbar fibres are situated more in the genu of the internal capsule.
ACCESSION #
16896796

 

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