publication . Article . 2004

Frontal Ataxia in Childhood

Corrie E. Erasmus; Tjemme Beems; J.J. Rotteveel;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: Neuropediatrics, volume 35, pages 368-370 (issn: 0174-304X, eissn: 1439-1899, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag KG
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Frontal ataxia may be the result of a unilateral frontal lesion. In this report three cases are presented with ataxia due to right frontal lesions. One case concerns a boy presenting with an unsteady gait and titubation of the trunk, mimicking developmental disequilibrium and with complex partial seizures. It proved to be caused by a small right-sided cavernoma in the middle frontal gyrus. After surgical intervention the symptoms and the seizures disappeared. Two subsequent cases concern teenage patients presenting with headache after an ENT infection and on physical examination mild dysmetric function of the upper limbs and slight disequilibrium, due to right-s...
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Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Neurological disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, Lobe, medicine.anatomical_structure, Surgery, Frontal lobe, Central nervous system disease, Trunk, business.industry, business, Middle frontal gyrus, Ataxia, medicine.symptom, Lesion
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