[Cerebellar ataxia and unilateral asterixis caused by thalamic hematoma. Presumed mechanisms].


A 76 year-old hypertensive man developed an acute inability to stand due to a right cerebellar ataxia. Somatosensory performances were normal, but a transient and mild weakness of the right arm and leg with Babinski's sign was observed. There was a prominent asterixis of the right hand. CT scan showed a hemorrhage of the thalamus with surrounding edema of… (More)


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