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June 1974

Congenital Hemihypertrophy With Indifference to Pain: Report of a Case and Its Possible Implications

Author Affiliations

Fort Belvoir, Va; Washington, DC
From the Department of Neurology, DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va (Dr. Fox), and the Neurology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (Dr. Huott). Dr. Fox; is now with the Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Neurol. 1974;30(6):490-493. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490360066014

A 36-year-old woman had the rare combination of congenital hemihypertrophy and ipsilateral congenital indifference to pain. This appears to be the first description of a patient with congenital hemihypertrophy in whom diffuse neurological deficits were found on the involved side.

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