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Brainstem hypoplasia presenting with mirror movement [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2015; 21(3): 95-97 | DOI: 10.4274/tnd.08870  

Brainstem hypoplasia presenting with mirror movement

Burcu Ekmekçi1, Hacı Taner Bulut2, Adem Yıldırım3, Sadullah Sağlam1, Zeynal Abidin Tak1
1Adiyaman Training And Research Hospital, Neurology, Adiyaman
2Adiyaman Training And Research Hospital, Radiology, Adiyaman
3Adiyaman Training And Research Hospital, Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation, Adiyaman

20 years old female patient, who had operated from congenital syndactyly on her left hand at five age, admitted to neurology policlinic with involuntary movement on her hands. We saw mirror movement (MM) when she writing, catching with her left hand. This movement is had low amplitude in the right hand than left. Cervical MRG revealed no abnormality. Brain MRG revealed right middle, inferior cerebellary peduncle, olive and pyramid hypoplasia. Mirror movement shows homolog muscle activity which simulating contralateral movement, during a spesific task. This movement is seen usually upper extremity especially in the hand. Corticospinal tract dysfunction is often considered in the pathogenesis. MM may present as part of cervico medullary junction abnormality, cerebral palsy, cerebrovasculary disease, Parkinson disease. We wanted to discuss the patogenesis of MM in our patient with syndactyly and MRG abnormality.

Keywords: Mirror movement, brainstem hypoplasia, syndactly


Burcu Ekmekçi, Hacı Taner Bulut, Adem Yıldırım, Sadullah Sağlam, Zeynal Abidin Tak. Brainstem hypoplasia presenting with mirror movement. Turk J Neurol. 2015; 21(3): 95-97

Corresponding Author: Burcu Ekmekçi, Türkiye


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