Axial motor disturbances after hypoxic lesions of the globus pallidus

Mov Disord. 1993 Jul;8(3):321-6. doi: 10.1002/mds.870080311.


Four subjects aged between 29 and 60 years were examined because of axial motor impairment after hypoxic brain injury. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed circumscribed lesions of the globus pallidus in every case. The association of freezing of the gait, speech disorders, axial bradykinesia, and postural disturbances, with no rigidity or tremor and little or no distal akinesia, suggests a role of the globus pallidus in controlling axial motion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Ischemia / complications
  • Brain Ischemia / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Gait
  • Globus Pallidus / blood supply*
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia, Brain / complications*
  • Hypoxia, Brain / diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Movement Disorders / diagnosis
  • Movement Disorders / etiology*
  • Posture
  • Speech Disorders / diagnosis
  • Speech Disorders / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed