Bilateral basal ganglia and cerebellar lesions in an alcoholic hyperosmolar patient

Dash, S. and Karim, H. and Solanky, M. and Ionita, C. and Pullicino, P. (2005) Bilateral basal ganglia and cerebellar lesions in an alcoholic hyperosmolar patient. Journal of Neuroimaging, 15 (1). pp. 85-88. ISSN 1051-2284. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Bilateral symmetrical basal ganglia lesions may be caused by hypoxic/ischemic injury. However, similar lesions have not been described in the cerebellar cortex. To report a case of bilateral basal ganglia and cerebellar lesions in an alcoholic patient with hyperglycemia and hypotension. A 47-year-old alcoholic man with hypotension of unknown duration and hyperosmolarity had mild weakness of the left upper extremity. Neuroimaging revealed abnormality of bilateral symmetric globus pallidus and inferior cerebellum. Prolonged hypotension with hyperosmolarity may give rise to bilateral basal ganglia and cerebellar lesions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: hyperosmolarity basal ganglia cerebral ischemia cerebellum
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 22:09
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2008 22:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12088 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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