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Isolated Facial Sensory Loss in Stroke Restricted to the Ventroposteromedial Nucleus

Leo L. Chen, MD; Sarah Youssof, MD; Navaz Karanjia, MD; David S. Liebeskind, MD
Arch Neurol. 2008;65(7):977-978. doi:10.1001/archneur.65.7.977.
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Isolated facial sensory loss may be the result of ischemic stroke of the ventroposteromedial nucleus. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) may depict this exceedingly unusual pure sensory stroke presentation.

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Schematic illustration of facial sensory loss in a partial region of the left trigeminal distribution.

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Infarction of the ventroposteromedial nucleus of the right thalamus depicted on diffusion-weighted image (A) and T2-weighted magnetic resonance image (B).

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