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Interactive Neurology: Hemiplegia

Interactive Neurology: Hemiplegia

Drexel University College of Medicine
Christof Daetwyler, MD, Mark Mumenthaler, MD
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Mrs. W. is a 58-year old former language teacher. Two years ago her uterus was removed because of suspected cancer. When the anesthesia wore off, Mrs. W. Found, to her horror, that the right side of her body was completely paralyzed. Thanks to her will power and desire to be independent, Mrs. W.'s rehabilitation has been successful, and her symptoms are barely noticeable. This case is an example of a more unusual presentation of this disease. A more typical presentation would be a sudden onset of symptoms over a short period of time.

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Christof Daetwyler, MD and Mark Mumenthaler, MD. Interactive Neurology: Hemiplegia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: