Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
ROSA, Paulo Roberto Alves and FERREIRA, Cesar Ribeiro. Vascular wallerian degeneration on magnetic resonance in a patient with probable progressive supranuclear palsy: aetiology or casual link?. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.63, n.3b, pp. 878-880. ISSN 1678-4227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2005000500032.
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is one of the most important causes of parkinsonism non responsive to therapy. Vascular parkinsonism is not uncommon. However, the cause-effect relationship between them is uncertain. We report on a 65 years old man with probable PSP who developed the clinical features of the disease after a ischaemic stroke. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed a corticospinal tract Wallerian degeneration. There is not such an observation in the literature about this possible correlation.
Keywords : progressive supranuclear palsy; cerebrovascular disease; Wallerian degeneration; magnetic resonance imaging.