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.
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Received: 9 April 1996 Accepted: 1 July 1996
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Tei, H., Sakamoto, Y. Pontine infarction due to basilar artery stenosis presenting as pathological laughter. Neuroradiology 39, 190–191 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002340050390