MR findings of decerebrate rigidity with preservation of consciousness.

Abstract

We describe a case of decerebrate rigidity, with preservation of consciousness, caused by a discrete pontine tegmentum lesion identified on MR imaging. Lesions within a certain brain stem region are responsible for decerebrate rigidity in animal studies, but there has been a lack of MR imaging evidence in humans. This report also implies that a discrete lesion was responsible for the decerebrate rigidity, while consciousness was preserved.

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@article{Kao2006MRFO, title={MR findings of decerebrate rigidity with preservation of consciousness.}, author={C-D Kao and Wan-Yuo Guo and J-T Chen and Z-A Wu and K-K Liao}, journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology}, year={2006}, volume={27 5}, pages={1074-5} }