Selective proprioceptive loss from a thalamic lacunar stroke

Ralph L. Sacco, Jacqueline A. Bello, Roger Traub, John CM Brust

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In an elderly woman a small thalamic infarct, documented by computed tomography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, caused proprioceptive loss contralaterally without impairment of other sensory modalities. This patient, the first so reported, demonstrates the anatomic separation of spinothalamic and dorsal column/medial lemniscus sensory modalities In the human thalamus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1160-1163
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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