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September 1966

Parietal Ataxia

Arch Neurol. 1966;15(3):264-269. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470150042007

INCOORDINATION of movement similar to that caused by cerebellar disease but due to lesions of the parietal lobe has rarely been reported.1 In four cases examined pathologically the clinicopathological correlation was difficult. Nevertheless, it is believed that a variety of ataxia can occur with lesions of the paracentral lobule.2

The purpose of this report is to describe the clinicopathological study of a patient suffering from ataxia of the left upper limb, which was related to a small infarction in the cortex of the right post-central gyrus, and to review the pertinent literature.

Report of a Case  This was the first admission of a 66-year-old right-handed white farmer to the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital. Four years before his final illness he had had a myocardial infarction treated at another hospital and had been receiving anticoagulant therapy since that time. For two years he complained of