Pure motor hemiplegia due to pyramidal infarction

Arch Neurol. 1975 Sep;32(9):647-8. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1975.00490510103014.


A 77-year-old man suddenly developed left hemiplegia without sensory impairment, visual or speech difficulties, loss of consciousness, or ataxia. He died one month later of pulmonary embolism, and a cystic infarction in the right medullary pyramid was the only lesion in the corticospinal system.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebellum / pathology
  • Hemiplegia / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infarction / complications*
  • Male
  • Pyramidal Tracts / blood supply*
  • Pyramidal Tracts / pathology