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Visually induced central pain and arm withdrawal after right parietal lobe infarction.
  1. T U Hoogenraad,
  2. L M Ramos,
  3. J van Gijn
  1. University Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


    A 46 year old man with ischaemic infarction of the right parietal cortex had left hemianaesthesia when his eyes were closed. With eyes open, visual stimuli induced withdrawal of the arm and a burning pain in the numb side of the body. Visually induced central pain is a new clinical finding and may be related to damage of cells with anticipatory inhibitory function in the parietal association cortex.

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