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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 212-214  

Isolated truncal contrapulsion as a rare presentation of acute thalamic infarct

S Sheetal, SA Kumar, R Thomas 
 Department of Neurology, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

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S A Kumar
Department of Neurology, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Tiruvalla, Kerala
India

Infarcts involving the thalamus can yield many deficits, including sensory syndromes, altered consciousness, and cognitive disturbances, depending on the thalamic vascular territory involved. Isolated truncal contrapulsion due to pure thalamic infarct has been rarely reported. Truncal lateropulsion is a compelling sensation of being pulled toward one side that cannot be explained by weakness or limb ataxia. It is commonly reported in lateral medullary infarcts. It may occur with lesions that involve the peripheral vestibular system, brainstem, cerebellum, basal ganglia, ponto-mesencephalic, and thalamic lesions. We hereby report a 64-year-old woman who presented with truncal contrapulsion as the sole manifestation of an acute right lateral thalamic infarct.


How to cite this article:
Sheetal S, Kumar S A, Thomas R. Isolated truncal contrapulsion as a rare presentation of acute thalamic infarct.J Postgrad Med 2020;66:212-214


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Sheetal S, Kumar S A, Thomas R. Isolated truncal contrapulsion as a rare presentation of acute thalamic infarct. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 13 ];66:212-214
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