TITLE

Yawning in acute anterior circulation stroke

AUTHOR(S)
Singer, Oliver C.; Humpich, Marek C.; Lanfermann, Heiner; Neumann-Haefelin, Tobias
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Nov2007, Vol. 78 Issue 11, p1253
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Pathological yawning can be a clinical sign in disorders affecting the brainstem. Here we describe seven patients with pathological yawning caused by acute middle cerebral artery stroke, indicating that pathological yawning also occurs in supratentorial stroke. We hypothesise that excessive yawning is a consequence of lesions in cortical or subcortical areas, which physiologically control diencephalic yawning centres.
ACCESSION #
27560548

 

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