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April 1947

STATIC TREMOR WITH HEMIPLEGIA: Report of a Case: Development, Progression for Seven Years and Postmortem Histologic Observations

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; the Montefiore Hospital, and the Department of Surgery, Long Island College of Medicine.

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;57(4):423-429. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300270041003

THE CASE reported here is that of a child with tremor and paresis of the right side which developed over a period of seven years and which was due to a tumor involving the left side of the midbrain and thalamus.


History and Examination.  —M. I. H., a 6 year old girl, came to the Vanderbilt Clinic on Dec. 18, 1936, with a history of increasing tremor of the right antebrachium. This tremor was first noticed on December 8. On December 15 the child was dragging her right foot and there was some tremor of that leg. On December 17 facial asymmetry with overactivity of the left side of the face was observed. Examination disclosed an intention tremor of the right extremities, so severe in the arm that the patient could not write; paresis of the muscles of the right side; absence of the right plantar response,

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