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Neuroradiology

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 190–191 | Cite as

Pontine infarction due to basilar artery stenosis presenting as pathological laughter

  • H. Tei
  • Y. Sakamoto
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Abstract

A 69-year-old woman presented right hemiparesis accompanied by pathological laughter (“fou rire prodromique”). The right hemiparesis progressed over several days and MRI revealed a left pontine infarct caused by basilar artery stenosis which was demonstrated by MRA.

Key words Pontine infarct Basilar artery stenosis Pathological laughter Fou rire prodromique 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Tei
    • 1
  • Y. Sakamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Toda Central General Hospital 1-19-3, Hon-cho, Toda City 335, Saitama Prefecture, JapanJP

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