Journal of Neurology

, Volume 265, Issue 2, pp 433–435 | Cite as

Voluntary control of a plegic limb during yawning

  • Pedro Nascimento Alves
  • Mamede de Carvalho
  • Sofia Reimão
  • José Castro
  • Ana Catarina Fonseca
  • Patrícia Canhão
Letter to the Editors

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical standard

The authors declare that they complied with ethical standards and the study was in accord with the Helsinki Declaration. The patient has given his informed consent to this anonymous case report.

Supplementary material

Online Resource 1 Video showing the ability of the patient to follow the instructions of the observer with his right plegic superior limb while yawning. More sustained periods of yawning with more complex movements were described by the patient, but were not caught in the recording, due to the infrequency of yawning (MOV 6907 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Neurology, Stroke UnitHospital de Santa Maria, CHLNLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Language Research LaboratoryUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Neurology, EMG LabHospital de Santa Maria, CHLNLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.Department of NeuroradiologyHospital de Santa Maria, CHLNLisbonPortugal

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