["Paralysis cruciata"--a rare brain stem lesion syndrome after cervical vertebrae trauma].

Abstract

Bell's cruciate paralysis with severe paresis or paralysis of the upper extremities and no or minimal paresis of the lower extremities represents a rare lesion of the pyramidal decussation of the lower brain-stem. MRI may show a hypointense lesion on T1-weighted imaging. Prognosis in this syndrome is dependent on the extent of involvement of surrounding brain-stem-structures, as described in three different cases.

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@article{Prestar1993ParalysisCR, title={["Paralysis cruciata"--a rare brain stem lesion syndrome after cervical vertebrae trauma].}, author={F. J. Prestar and Miguel Keidel}, journal={Der Nervenarzt}, year={1993}, volume={64 6}, pages={396-400} }