MRI in hemiballismus due to subthalamic nucleus hemorrhage: an unusual complication of liver transplantation.
A 60-year-old man developed hemiballismus due to an intracranial hemorrhage involving the subthalamic nucleus 8 weeks after orthotopic liver transplantation. The hemorrhage was thought to be due to alterations in cerebral blood flow following a period of hypotensive shock due to sepsis, in the presence of anticoagulant therapy and thrombocytopenia. This represents a rare neurologic complication of liver transplantation.
Provenzale, JM; Glass, JP
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