Supernumerary phantom limbs associated with left hemispheric stroke: case report and review of the literature. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Supernumerary phantom limb (SPL) is extremely rare. Literature reports noted 17 cases that occurred after right cerebral hemispheric stroke and 2 cases that occurred after left cerebral hemispheric stroke, but without imaging diagnoses. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old male patient complained of SPLs on the right side after recurrent left thalamic hemorrhage. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated the lesion causing the left hemispheric stroke. INTERVENTION: The patient was treated conservatively. Computed tomographic scans demonstrated that the lesion had disappeared by 15 days after admission. The sensation of SPLs disappeared after 28 days. CONCLUSION: SPL may occur among patients with left hemispheric stroke, especially those with lesions in the thalamus, spastic paresis on the right side immediately after stroke, and psychiatric disorders such as alcohol and tobacco intoxication.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004

Research

keywords

  • Body Image
  • Perceptual Disorders
  • Stroke

Identity

Scopus Document Identifier

  • 0346970913

PubMed ID

  • 14683563

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 54

issue

  • 1