Article Text

PDF
Isolated toe paralysis caused by a small cortical infarction
  1. L Cattaneo1,
  2. L Cucurachi2,
  3. G Pavesi3
  1. 1
    Centro Interdipartimentale Mente-Cervello (CIMeC), Università di Trento, Italy
  2. 2
    Ospedale “S Chiara”, Trento, Italy
  3. 3
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Parma, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr L Cattaneo, Centro Interdipartimentale Mente-Cervello (CIMeC), Università di Trento, Via delle Regole, 101, I-38100 Mattarello (TN), Italy; luigi.cattaneo{at}unitn.it

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Case report

A 66-year-old man developed acutely distal weakness of the left leg. Neurological examination 8 h after the onset revealed isolated weakness of the left foot and toes. Ankle dorsiflexion and eversion were more affected than inversion and plantar flexion. After 48 h from the onset of symptoms, the patient had completely recovered from ankle weakness whereas paralysis of toe dorsiflexion and severe paresis of toe plantar flexion persisted. Tapping movements with the left foot were slower than on the right and recruited synkinetic movements of the ipsilateral knee and hip joints. Tapping with the left foot induced involuntary contralateral “mirror” movements but no such movements occurred …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.