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Research in Vestibular Science 2013;12(1): 31-34.
외측연수경색증에 의한 고립성 체측방돌진
, , , 최재환1, 박민규1, 박경필1, 최광동2
양산부산대학교병원 신경과1, 부산대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실2
Isolated Body Lateropulsion as a Presenting Symptom of Lateral Medullary Infarction
Jae Hwan Choi, Min Gyu Park, Kyung Pil Park, Kwang Dong Choi
1Department of Neurology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
2Department of Neurology, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. kdchoi@medimail.co.kr
Body lateropulsion is a common manifestation of lateral medullary infarction (LMI), and usually associated with vertigo, limb ataxia, sensory disturbance, and Horner’s syndrome. However, isolated body lateropulsion as a presenting symptom of LMI is rare, and the responsible lesion for lateropulsion remains uncertain. We report a 71-year-old woman who showed isolated body lateropulsion as a presenting symptom of LMI. Ipsilateral body lateropulsion in our patient may be ascribed to the involvement of the ascending dorsal spinocerebellar tract rather than the descending lateral vestibulospinal tract, which runs more ventromedially.
Keywords: Body lateropulsion; Lateral medullary infarction; Dorsal spinocerebellar tract
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