Phantom perception of lost body parts and phantom pain syndrome are well known. Supernumerary phantom limbs are described infrequently. We report the case of a previously healthy 80-year-old, right-handed woman, who was admitted to hospital with right thalamocapsular stroke accompanied by supernumerary phantom limbs sensation. The patient referred a strange sensation of having 4 fore-arms and 4 legs in her left side. The sensation lasted about 18 hours after the stroke. The neurological examination revealed left sensory-motor deficits but no cognitive impairment; CT-scan showed small haemorrhagic area between the internal capsule and the right thalamus. General features of supernumerary phantom limbs to the light of actual knowledge are discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuova Rivista di Neurologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Body image
- Supernumerary phantom limbs
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology