Spastic pure motor monoparesis

T. Ashizawa, L. A. Rolak, M. Hines

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Pure motor hemiplegia (PMH) is, in most cases, caused by a lacunar infarction. However, pure motor monoparesis (PMM), i.e., isolated motor involvement with spasticity in one limb, has drawn little attention. We studied prospectively 5 patients with PMM and found that it was always due to a mass lesion in the contralateral superficial cerebral hemisphere. Our observation suggests that PMM should not be regarded as simply a variant of PMH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-641
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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