Prolonged muscular flaccidity: Frequency and association with unilateral spatial neglect after stroke

R. Formisano, P. Barbanti, T. Catarci, G. De Vuono, P. Calisse, C. Razzano

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Abstract

The frequency of prolonged muscular flaccidity (PMF) was examined in a series of stroke patients in chronic phase suffering from hemiplegia with minimal spontaneous recovery (MSR). The results indicated that in such a population with poor motor recovery, PMF was significantly more frequent than spasticity. PMF was found to be associated with left-sided hemiplegia and unilateral spatial neglect. The minimal spontaneous recovery of the series of stroke patients we studied could be dependent on the interaction of three negative prognostic factors: left sided hemiplegia, unilateral spatial neglect and prolonged muscular flaccidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Volume88
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • flaccidity
  • neglect
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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