Isolated iliopsoas paresis due to traumatic cortical hemorrhage
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Muscle weakness involving only one or two muscles is typically considered to be peripheral in origin. Although numerous previous studies showed that central lesions, particularly those associated with cortical ischemic stroke, can present as pure motor monoparesis of the leg , isolated proximal leg weakness due to central lesions has been rarely reported and can easily be misdiagnosed. We present the case of a patient with acute unilateral isolated iliopsoas paresis due to a contralateral small traumatic cerebral hemorrhage.
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