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September 1975

Pure Motor Hemiplegia Due To Pyramidal Infarction

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology Service and Pathology Section, Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Ill; the University of Health Sciences/the Chicago Medical School, Chicago; and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill.

Arch Neurol. 1975;32(9):647-648. doi:10.1001/archneur.1975.00490510103014

• A 77-year-old man suddenly developed left hemiplegia without sensory impairment, visual or speech difficulties, loss of consciousness, or ataxia. He died one month later of pulmonary embolism, and a cystic infarction in the right medullary pyramid was the only lesion in the corticospinal system.

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