Hypertrophic olivary degeneration after resection of a pontine cavernoma. Case illustration.

@article{Harter2004HypertrophicOD,
  title={Hypertrophic olivary degeneration after resection of a pontine cavernoma. Case illustration.},
  author={David H. Harter and Adam Davis},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={
          717
        }
}
neuronal degeneration, is caused by lesions involving the dentatorubroolivary pathway.4 In contradistinction to other types of neuronal degeneration, HOD is characterized by hypertrophy rather than atrophy of the affected structures.1 We describe a case of HOD in a patient after successful surgical excision of a brainstem cavernoma. A 32-year-old man presented with new-onset diplopia and headache. Physical examination revealed a right sixth nerve palsy and decreased sensation in the right side… CONTINUE READING

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