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Excessive sweating: an uncommon sign of basilar artery occlusion.
  1. A Awada,
  2. A Ammar,
  3. S al-Rajeh,
  4. M Borollosi
  1. Department of Neurology, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.


    Excessive sweating of the face and, to a lesser degree, of the thorax and limbs, occurred after basilar artery occlusion in a 15 year old Saudi boy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a limited bilateral paramedian infarction of the rostral ventral pons. Basilar artery occlusion in children and adolescents is a rarity. Excessive sweating following such a stroke is rare in any age group. Clinico-anatomical correlations are discussed.

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