Magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case of stroke-related peduncular hallucinosis

Konstantinos Spengos, Georgios Tsivgoulis, George N. Papadimitriou, Michail Spengos

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Background: Peduncular hallucinosis is a rare stroke-related phenomenon that may occur in cases of ischemic lesions localized in the cerebral peduncles, the pons, the upper midbrain or the thalamus and is mostly characterized by transient visual hallucinations. Case presentation: We report the case of an insufficiently treated hypertensive patient who presented with constantly elevated blood pressure values and persistent visual hallucinations, which ceased a few hours later after medically achieved blood pressure normalization. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a symmetric paramedian ischemic lesion of the upper pons, which seems to be the cause of this case of peduncular hallucinosis. Conclusion: Although uncommon, this entity needs to be differential diagnostically considered in cases of transient visual hallucinations in persons with known vascular risk profile. MRI can be a useful diagnostic tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-231
Number of pages2
JournalActa Neuropsychiatrica
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Hallucinations
Pons
Stroke
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Blood Pressure
Mesencephalon
Thalamus
Blood Vessels

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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Magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case of stroke-related peduncular hallucinosis. / Spengos, Konstantinos; Tsivgoulis, Georgios; Papadimitriou, George N.; Spengos, Michail.

In: Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Vol. 18, No. 5, 01.01.2006, p. 230-231.

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Spengos, Konstantinos ; Tsivgoulis, Georgios ; Papadimitriou, George N. ; Spengos, Michail. / Magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case of stroke-related peduncular hallucinosis. In: Acta Neuropsychiatrica. 2006 ; Vol. 18, No. 5. pp. 230-231.
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