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Episodic astasia-abasia associated with hyperperfusion in the subthalamic region and dorsal brainstem

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Issue Date
2010-12
Publisher
ASEAN NEUROLOGICAL ASSOC
Citation
NEUROLOGY ASIA; Vol.15 3; 279-281
Abstract
Astasia-abasia refers to the inability to stand or walk despite possessing good motor strength and conserved voluntary coordination. Although it is usually regarded as a psychogenic disorder, organic causes have been reported. Herein we describe a patient who presented with alcohol-induced episodic astasia-abasia. Interestingly, SPECT performed during an episode showed hyperperfusion in the dorsal brainstem and subthalamic region. These areas roughly coincide with the mesencephalic locomotor region and subthalamic locomotor region, respectively, and it is conceivable that abnormal neural activity in these areas is related to the symptoms in our patient.
ISSN
1823-6138
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/77365
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