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June 1970

Akute Hemiplegien und Hemisyndrome im Kindesalter.

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Albuquerque, NM

Arch Neurol. 1970;22(6):573. doi:10.1001/archneur.1970.00480240093015

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Infantile hemiplegia, a puzzling entity, and often of obscure causation, has been extensively reviewed in this monograph. The author has personal experience with 114 cases and bases his book on this material. An amazing number of disorders can give rise to hemiplegia in childhood. His cases were due to arteriovenous malformations, sacular aneurysms, venous aneurysms, dissecting aneurysms, microangiomas, focal arteritis, fibromuscular hyperplasia, hypertension, trauma to vessels, embolism, spontaneous arterial occlusions, vascular occlusions associated with infections, hemiplegia without epilepsy, cerebral thrombophlebitis, postictal hemiplegia without infection, postictal hemiplegia related to infection, hemiplegia associated with encephalitis, brain tumors, and hemiplegic migraine.

The book is superbly illustrated and the radiological findings are accompanied by beautifully clear sketches for orientation. The author shows how careful clinical study supplemented by the judicious application of radiological techniques can unravel the complicated underlying disorders of hemiplegia in childhood. The book should be particularly welcome to pediatricians and pediatric

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