MRI in hemiballismus due to subthalamic nucleus hemorrhage: an unusual complication of liver transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, JM; Glass, JP

Published Date

  • May 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S75 - S77

PubMed ID

  • 8811686

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8811686

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3940

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02278125


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany