Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 254--256

Delayed diagnosis of brain tumor in a patient with flexor spasms and spastic foot drop


VK Paliwal1, HS Malhotra2, R Sharma2, Rakesh Shukla2 
1 Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurology, CSM Medical University, Formerly King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Shukla
Department of Neurology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow
India

Flexor spasms are involuntary muscle contractions comprising dorsiflexion at the ankle and flexion at the knee and the hip, occurring as a result of nociceptive spinal release reflex. The presence of flexor spasms generally suggests a lesion in the spinal cord. Foot drop is usually seen with lesions of lumbosacral roots, peripheral nerves or muscles. We hereby present a patient with a rare combination of spastic foot drop and flexor spasms due to a brain tumor. The possible underlying pathophysiological mechanisms resulting in flexor spasms due to a cerebral lesion are briefly discussed.


How to cite this article:
Paliwal V K, Malhotra H S, Sharma R, Shukla R. Delayed diagnosis of brain tumor in a patient with flexor spasms and spastic foot drop.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2008;11:254-256


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Paliwal V K, Malhotra H S, Sharma R, Shukla R. Delayed diagnosis of brain tumor in a patient with flexor spasms and spastic foot drop. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Jan 26 ];11:254-256
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