hemiballismus

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hemiballismus

[¦he·mē·bə′liz·məs]
(medicine)
Sudden, violent, spasmodic movements involving particularly the proximal portions of the extremities of one side of the body; caused by a destructive lesion of the contralateral subthalamic nucleus or its neighboring structures or pathways.
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1 Of them, 75% or more of such infants died and 80% of affected survivors were reported to have bilateral choreoathetosis with involuntary muscle spasms, and other neurodevelopmental abnormalities, such as sensorineural hearing loss, hypotonia, tremors, ballismus, delayed motor skills, and rarely, intellectual deficit.
Guillain-Barre sendromu primer olarak periferik sinir sisteminin hastaligi olmasina ragmen, Miller-Fisher sendromu varyantinda ataksi ve oftalmopleji gibi ozelliklerin gorulmesi ve bazi GBS vakalarinda ballismus, hiperrefleksi tespit edilmesi ve kontrast maddenin kan-beyin bariyerini gectiginin bildirilmis olmasi gibi nedenlerden dolayi cok sayida yazar GBS'nin tutulum sekli konusunda kuskuludur (5).
Ballismus is one of the most dramatic pictures of movement disorder.
The main complaints were short stature in 5 patients, difficulty in walking in 4 patients, recurrent pneumonia in 4 patients, seizure in 4 patients, bone deformity in 3 patients, tetany in 2 patients, and ballismus in one patient.
She continues to experience dysarthrotic speech, buccolingual choreoathetosis with generalized choreoathetosis and intermittent dystonia and ballismus, which affect her gait and fine-motor skills, Dr.
She continues to experience dysarthrotic speech, buccolingual choreoathetosis with generalized choreoathetosis, and intermittent dystonia and ballismus, which affect her gait and fine-motor skills, Dr.