long tract signs

long tract signs

neurological signs such as clonus, muscle spasticity, or bladder involvement that usually indicate a lesion in the middle or upper parts of the spinal cord or in the brain.
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No other cranial nerve abnormalities or long tract signs were observed.
With further brainstem compression, contralateral long tract signs, severe gait disturbance, lower cranial nerve palsies, and signs of intracranial hypertension appear.
In most patients, initial manifestation is palsy of one or more cranial nerves, usually 6th or 7th on one side, followed by long tract signs (hemiparesis, ataxia, paraparesis, hemisensory, gaze disorders).