IMAGES IN NEUROLOGY
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 84
Pure-sensory stroke in pons presented isolated perioral sensory symptoms
Young Seo Kim, Hyun Young Park
Department of Neurology and Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, Wonkwang University School of Medicine; Regional Cardiocerebrovascular Center, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea
|Date of Submission||11-Jun-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||11-Jun-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||02-Sep-2020|
Dr. Hyun Young Park
Department of Neurology, Wonkwang University Hospital, 895, Muwang-Ro, Iksan, Jeonbuk
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Kim YS, Park HY. Pure-sensory stroke in pons presented isolated perioral sensory symptoms. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2021;24:84
| Case History|| |
A 76-year-old man was consulted with sudden-onset perioral numbness over 6 h after percutaneous coronary interventions. Neurological examination revealed bilateral perioral light touch impairment, but no other focal neurological deficits were noticed. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography revealed an acute pontine infarction and no stenosis of related artery [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: (a) Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images of brain show a small pontine infarction. (b) Schematic diagram of the lesion shows involving of the mouth area in the bilateral medial lemniscus|
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Pure-sensory stroke in the pons, called cheiro-oral syndrome, is resulted in the involvement of various lesions of medial lemniscus and spinothalamic tract and sensory changes are more likely to become affected simultaneously., However, to the best of our knowledge, a case of isolated perioral sensory symptoms—not including finger (s) and hand—due to the bilateral medial lesion of medial lemniscus has not been reported. Neurologists should consider pontine infarction in patients with isolated perioral sensory changes, especially after procedure developed embolus.
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Financial support and sponsorship
This study was supported by Wonkwang grant in 2019.
Conflicts of interest
There are no conflicts of interest.
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