[Spasmodic laughter caused by unilateral involvement of the brain stem]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 1994;150(4):302-3.
[Article in French]


We report a case of spasmodical laughter due to a strictly unilateral lesion located in the pons and the caudal part of the mesencephalon. Pathophysiology of this particular symptom is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Stem*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications*
  • Female
  • Hemiplegia / etiology
  • Humans
  • Laughter*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Vertebral Artery*