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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Decerebrate Rigidity With Preserved Cognition And Gait: A Possible Role Of Anoxic-ischemic Brain Damage
Author: Damasceno B.P.
Abstract: A case of stable decerebrate posture in the upper limbs following sudden loss of consciousness and prolonged coma is described. The patient recovered most of her cognitive functions and gait, without clinical, neurophysiological or neuroradiological evidence of brainstem lesion. MRI shows borderzone infarcts. It is suggested that anoxic-ischemic cortical damage, affecting specially corticoreticular neurons, could explain the development of decerebrate rigidity in patients without apparent brainstem lesion. © 1991 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.
Editor: Informa Healthcare
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3109/00207459108985444
Date Issue: 1991
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