Treatment of delayed-onset post-stroke monochorea with stereotactic pallidotomy

Kuan Yin Tseng, Chi Tun Tang, Cheng Fu Chang, Kuan Yu Chen

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Abstract

Chorea that occurs as a result of a stroke is rare. We report a patient who developed hemiplegia following an acute hemorrhagic stroke in the left cerebral peduncle and subthalamus; although he had recovered gradually from the severe limb weakness, monochorea occurred 6 months later. Pallidotomy eliminated this symptom and we found it is a safe treatment for medically intractable post-stroke chorea after hemiplegia has resolved. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-781
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Delayed-onset monochorea
  • Posteroventral pallidotomy
  • Subthalamic hemorrhagic infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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