Pure motor hemiplegia including the face induced by an infarct of the medullary pyramid

Jose E. Cavazos, Ketan Bulsara, James Caress, Alan Osumi, J. Peter Glass

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Abstract

Four autopsy cases of pure motor hemiparesis due to medullary pyramid infarcts have been previously reported. The deficits that were described included overt limb weakness and 'slight facial weakness.' According to current neurological teaching, the lesion responsible for an upper motor neuron facial palsy affects the corticobulbar tract at the level of the midpons or more rostrally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brainstem
  • Facial nerve
  • Human anatomy
  • Pure motor hemiparesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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