J Pediatr Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1698426
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Uncus Herniation Presenting as Immediate Onset Postoperative Hemichorea

Vinay Agarwal
1  Department of Neurology, S.S Hospital of Neurosciences, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Namit Singhal
1  Department of Neurology, S.S Hospital of Neurosciences, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Publication History

17 January 2019

25 June 2019

Publication Date:
18 October 2019 (online)

Abstract

Chorea is defined as a state of excessive spontaneous movements, irregularly timed, nonrepetitive, randomly distributed, and abrupt in character. Thalamic and subthalamic lesions are commonly known to cause hemichorea. Here, we describe a patient with hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis that caused hemichorea in the immediate postoperative period due to subthalamic infarct of uncus herniation. Considering that hydrocephalus symmetrically affects the central nervous system, the asymmetric presentation of chorea in the immediate postoperative period after wakening up from anesthesia could be confusing if a possibility of uncus herniation is not considered.

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