Category Archives: Cerebrovascular diseases

Pusher syndrome

Patients with the pusher syndrome are characterized to push toward the weak side of the body, generally the left side (on a coronal plane) after a right hemisphere lesion. This behavior puts them at high risk of falling. These patients … Continue reading

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Room-tilt illusion

This illusion is quite rare and I can remember on my fingers the patients with it whom I met, generally in emergency settings. For the majority of them the illusion was transitory lasting generally minutes and was accompanied by other … Continue reading

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Poststroke aggressiveness

Poststroke aggressiveness is very frequent but it is not a medical diagnosis. Moreover it corresponds to behavioral changes that are related to the emotion of anger. They associate variably with the anger trait, hostility, impulsivity, disruptiveness, confusion, agitation, anxiety, depression, … Continue reading

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Horton & Horner

Several neurophtalmic manifestations can occur with giant cell arteritis (GCA) or Horton disease. These are: blindness, transient or permanent ophthalmoplegia, internuclear ophtalmoplegia and the Horner’s syndrome. The association of GCA with Horner’s syndrome is a well known phenomenon but it is … Continue reading

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