Although there is evidence in experimental animals of the importance of the pedunculopontine area in locomotion, clinical lesion reports are lacking. An 83-year-old woman became unable to stand and to generate stepping movements after a hemorrhage at the pontomesencephalic junction involving the right pedunculopontine area. Her deficit resembled the gait failure present in some elderly individuals.
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- Clinical Neurology