Crossed cerebro-cerebellar diaschisis in a patient with MELAS with aphasia but without hemiparesis

N. I.L.J. Bohnen, M. Beran-Koehn, B. Mullan, J. R. Fulgham

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Abstract

We describe a 25 year old woman diagnosed with MELAS during an acute stroke-like episode. Global aphasia, migraine-like headaches and hemi-anopsia were her main clinical features. MR imaging revealed extensive conical and subcortical left hemispheric signal abnormalities. [Tc-99m]ECD SPECT scanning revealed crossed cerebrocerebellar diaschisis. Aphasia in the absence of gross hemiparesis can be related to cross-cerebellar diaschisis in MELAS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume93
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Aphasia
  • Cerebellum
  • Diaschisis
  • MELAS
  • SPECT
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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