Astasia and gait failure with damage of the pontomesencephalic locomotor region

Joseph C. Masdeu, Uma Alampur, Rossella Cavaliere, George Tavoulareas

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-621
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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