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Ballism is similar to the Chorea. These are sharp, irregular, throwing movements of greater amplitude, mostly on the proximal parts of the limbs.

Hemibalism is a ballism that affects only one half of the body. It is the most common manifestation of ballism.

Etiology[edit | edit source]

Damage to the contralateral nucleus subthalamicus Luysi or putamen. The cause may be a stroke, post-drug, hyper- or hypoglycaemia, expansion processes in the CNS, brain trauma, encephalitis, MS, or neurodegenerative diseases (chorea etc.).

Treatment[edit | edit source]

Pathogenesis damage to the contralateral nuc. subthalamicus
Clinical picture sharp, irregular, throwing, choreatic movements of greater amplitude, more on the proximal parts of the limbs
Classifications and references
ICD-10 G25.5
MeSH ID D020820

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. NEVŠÍMALOVÁ, Soňa – RŮŽIČKA, Evžen – TICHÝ, Jiří, et al. Neurologie. 1. edition. Praha : Galén, 2005. pp. 30-35. ISBN 80-7262-160-2.