Complex stereotypies after right putaminal infarction: a case report

Mov Disord. 1991;6(4):358-61. doi: 10.1002/mds.870060418.


A 17-year-old boy is described who experienced circling behavior interrupting his gait and complex stereotyped movements of the hands after a complicated repair of an aortic coarctation. An MRI scan showed a right putaminal infarct. The boy's behavior and stereotypies bear a close resemblance to those found in autism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aortic Coarctation / physiopathology
  • Aortic Coarctation / surgery
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Infarction / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Putamen / blood supply*
  • Stereotyped Behavior / physiology*