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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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who first reported 3 diabetic patients with the unique combination of hemiballism and striatal hyperintensity on T1-weighted MRI as a new syndrome in 1994 [3].
They found that the most common transient adverse effects patients experienced from surgery were delirium (24%); asymptomatic bleeding detected only on the MRI (16%), problems with wound healing (8%), confusion (6%), hemiballism (2%) and seizures (2%).