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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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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 0004-282X.

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.

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