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Arch Neurol. 1989 Apr;46(4):456-9.

The alien hand syndrome. Clinical and postmortem findings.

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Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261.

Abstract

Two patients had automatonlike movements of their left hands and arms (alien hand syndrome) following damage to the brain. Autopsy findings in one patient demonstrated gunshot wound damage to the medial frontal white matter bilaterally, as well as the corpus callosum, right basal ganglia, internal capsule, and thalamus. The other patient had a ruptured anterior communicating aneurysm, with subsequent resection of the right frontal gyrus rectus. We postulate that this syndrome is due to the combination of a partial callosectomy and mesial frontal lesions.

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