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    Cheiro-oral syndrome: does it have a specific localizing value?

    Authors
    Ten Holter J, Tijssen C 
    Institution

    Department of Neurology, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

    Source
    Eur Neurol 1988; 28(6) :326-30.
    Abstract

    A sensory disturbance limited to the hand or fingers and the corner of the mouth both on the same side constitutes the cheiro-oral syndrome (COS). Six patients with typical COS are described; in 5 of them a well-circumscribed lesion was found at different brain sites. Although this syndrome was formerly attributed to a parietal or thalamic lesion, a lesion at brainstem level also can cause COS. The pathogenetic explanation of this peculiar sensory symptom complex is a matter of debate and a new hypothesis is formulated. We advocate that when COS is encountered, especially if a history of migraine is lacking, a thorough neurological workup is called for.

    Mesh
    Adult
    Aged
    Brain
    Brain Diseases
    Hand
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Mouth
    Nervous System Diseases
    Sensation
    Syndrome
    Tomography, X-Ray Computed
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Case Reports Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    3215208

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