[Isolated axial latero-pulsion in flocculo-nodular cerebellar infarction]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 1984;140(2):140-3.
[Article in French]


Usual clinical syndromes in cerebellar infarcts include the pseudotumoral and the pseudovestibular forms. Less often, cerebellar infarcts may produce cerebellar disturbances or remain asymptomatic. The authors report a case with a right juxta-pontobulbar cerebellar infarct involving the flocculo-nodular lobe. No vertigo, cerebellar or oculomotor symptoms were present, but the patient showed an isolated axial latero-pulsion towards the affected side. The nature and mechanisms of this previously unreported syndrome are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebellum / blood supply*
  • Cerebellum / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Infarction / complications
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Movement Disorders / etiology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed