dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome

dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome

a disorder characterized by dysarthria and a clumsiness of one hand, caused by a lacunar stroke in the basis pontis.

dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome

(dis-ar'thrē-ă-klŭm'zē hand sin'drōm)
A disorder characterized by speech problems and a clumsiness in one hand, caused by a lacunar stroke in the basilar part of the pons.
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As being a small vessel disease of the brain, ischemic events are almost invariably subcortical and present in 67% of patients as lacunar syndromes such as pure motor, pure sensory or sensorimotor deficit, ataxic hemiparesis and dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome in CADASIL (1).
Keywords: Dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome, pons, cerebellar, pathophysiology
With the diagnosis of dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome due to lacunar stroke, the patient was discharged on aspirin 300 mg therapy.
Dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome is a well-known, but infrequent lacunar syndrome, which generally occurs due to a focal lesion in the basis pontis that damages corticofugal fibers, as well as adjacent pontine neurons or their axons (1,2).
Clinical study of 35 patients with dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004;75:231-234.