Pure spastic paralysis of corticospinal origin

Can J Neurol Sci. 1977 Nov;4(4):251-8. doi: 10.1017/s0317167100025075.


This presentation includes six cases of chronic bilateral pure motor hemiplegia, one of these with pathological findings; one clinical case of chronic pure motor quadriplegia and one pathologically-studied case of chronic pure motor paraplegia. These cases may illustrate a spectrum of pure corticospinal disorders that heretofore has not been fully recognized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / complications*
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / complications
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Cortex / pathology
  • Muscle Spasticity / etiology*
  • Muscle Spasticity / pathology
  • Muscle Spasticity / physiopathology
  • Pons / pathology
  • Speech Disorders / etiology
  • Spinal Cord / pathology