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|
- More detailed information can be found on the page Ballism / PGS / diagnostics
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References[edit | edit source]
- NEVŠÍMALOVÁ, Soňa – RŮŽIČKA, Evžen – TICHÝ, Jiří, et al. Neurologie. 1. edition. Praha : Galén, 2005. pp. 30-35. ISBN 80-7262-160-2.