Posterior Fossa Lesions

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Identifier NOVEL_Cogan_1-7
Title Posterior Fossa Lesions
Clinical Signs slow saccades; some compensatory head thrusts; blinking of lids; pursuit movements considerably better than saccadic movements
Subject Posterior Cranial Fossa
History 12-2-82: 34 year old WW with a strong Family History of Huntington's disease (Fraternal twin, father, & paternal relatives.) All have dementia as well. Present symptom began at age 30 with involuntary movements of arms noted by others. Then dysarthria, mild dementia, chorea, dyskinesia. General cerebral atrophy. Neurology: ++ chorea & rigidity. Mild dementia. Tried on Lisurdine, a Dopamine agonist which has helped other patients with Huntington Disease but had to be discontinued on account of nausea. Eyes defective in mobilizing saccades- slow horizontal movements No fast phase to vestibular stimulus or OKN stimulus. Good pursuit. Uses head with frequent blinks to mobilize eyes. Poor upward gaze. Better down gaze.
Anatomy Posterior cranial fossa
Pathology Lesions of posterior cranial fossa
Disease/Diagnosis Posterior Fossa Lesions; dysarthria; dyskinesia; chorea; minimal cerebellar signs; Huntington's Disease
Creator David G. Cogan, MD (1908-1993), Former Director of Ophthalmology, National Eye Institute
Contributor Primary Fred C. Chu
Contributor Secondary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Eye Institute
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1980; 1989
Type Image/MovingImage
Format video/mp4
Source 3/4" Umatic master videotape
Relation is Part of David G. Cogan Collection
Rights Management Copyright 2008. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112-5890
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s68w3fz1
Setname ehsl_novel_dgc
Date Created 2006-02-22
Date Modified 2017-02-08
ID 177191
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