Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Dejerine-Roussy Syndrome

  • John E. MendozaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_724

Synonyms

Thalamic pain syndrome

Definition

Contralateral loss of or diminished somatosensory sensation, particularly proprioception or position sense following a thalamic lesion. The syndrome most commonly results from a vascular lesion affecting the ventral posterior nucleus. Most notable in this syndrome is the concomitant presence of diffuse, lingering pain which may be produced by relatively minor and even noncutaneous stimuli, while the response to actual painful-type stimuli may be diminished.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and NeuroscienceTulane Medical School and SE Louisiana Veterans Healthcare SystemNew OrleansUSA