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Bilateral caudate nucleus infarction associated with variant in circle of Willis
  1. T den Heijer1,
  2. A Ruitenberg1,
  3. J Bakker2,
  4. L Hertzberger3,
  5. H Kerkhoff3
  1. 1
    Department of Neurology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  2. 2
    Department of Radiology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, the Netherlands
  3. 3
    Department of Neurology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Dr H Kerkhoff, Department of Neurology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, PO Box 444, 3300 AK Dordrecht, The Netherlands; h.kerkhoff{at}

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A 76-year-old woman presented with syncope. The next day she had disorientation, confabulations, slight dyspraxia of the left hand and bilateral Babinski signs. A fluid attenuated inversion recovery MR scan showed high signal intensity of the head of the caudate nuclei, the anterior part of the corpus callosum and the fornices, consistent with bilateral …

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