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Glossoplegia in a small cortical infarction
  1. Sung-Sang Yoon,
  2. Key-Chung Park
  1. Department of Neurology, Kyung Hee University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  1. Professor Key-Chung Park, Department of Neurology, Kyung Hee Medical Centre, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemoon-ku, Seoul, 130-702, Korea; kcpark67{at}medimail.co.kr

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We recently observed a patient with obvious contralateral tongue deviation with minimal lower facial paresis caused by a small cortical infarction confirmed by MRI. The small cortical lesion, causing obvious tongue deviation in our patient, was located lateral to the precentral knob which is known as a reliable anatomical landmark for the motor hand area. We were able to localise the cortical area for tongue movement to the most lateral part of the precentral gyrus lateral to the precentral knob.

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