J Mov Disord.  2020 Jan;13(1):62-65. 10.14802/jmd.19074.

A Case of Abnormal Postures in the Left Extremities after Pontine Hemorrhage: Dystonia or Pseudodystonia?

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Severance Biomedical Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

It is difficult to determine the pathoanatomical correlates of dystonia because of its complex pathophysiology, and most cases with secondary dystonia are associated with basal ganglia lesions. Moreover, it is a challenging issue that patients with abnormal postures accompanied by other neurological findings in the affected body part (e.g., sensory loss) can be diagnosed with true dystonia or pseudodystonia. Here, we report a case of abnormal postures with loss of proprioception in the left extremities after right dorsal pontine hemorrhage.

Keyword

Brainstem; Dystonia; Hemorrhage; Pons; Pseudodystonia
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