Peduncular hallucinosis associated with posterior thalamic infarction

J Neurol. 1992 Feb;239(2):89-90. doi: 10.1007/BF00862979.


Peduncular hallucinations are generally associated with lesions of the midbrain. We describe a 68-year-old man who developed left hemiparesis, paraesthesias on the left side and vivid visual hallucinations, suggesting peduncular hallucinosis. MRI demonstrated a right posterior thalamic infarct as the sole lesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebral Infarction / complications*
  • Cerebral Infarction / pathology
  • Hallucinations / etiology*
  • Hemiplegia / etiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Mesencephalon / pathology*
  • Paresthesia / etiology
  • Thalamus / pathology*