Images in clinical medicine | Volume 36, Article 172, 10 Jul 2020 | 10.11604/pamj.2020.36.172.24075

An unusual presentation of ischemic stroke

Aziz Ahizoune, Ahmed Bourazza

Corresponding author: Aziz Ahizoune, Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, University of King Mohammed V-Souissi, Rabat, Morocco

Received: 05 Jun 2020 - Accepted: 16 Jun 2020 - Published: 10 Jul 2020

Domain: Vascular Neurology

Keywords: Ataxia, ophtalmoplegia, stroke

©Aziz Ahizoune et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Aziz Ahizoune et al. An unusual presentation of ischemic stroke. Pan African Medical Journal. 2020;36:172. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2020.36.172.24075]

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An unusual presentation of ischemic stroke

An unusual presentation of ischemic stroke

Aziz Ahizoune1,&, Ahmed Bourazza1

 

1Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, University of King Mohammed V-Souissi, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Aziz Ahizoune, Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, University of King Mohammed V-Souissi, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

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A 67-year-old man with history of diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension, presented with sudden diplopia and gait disturbance. Physical examination showed truncal instability and dysmetria of left limbs, associated with signs of left unilateral internuclear ophtalmoplegia (INO), without impairment of convergence (A, B). Two days later, Brain MRI showed a small ischemic stroke involving the paramedian tegmentum of the left ponto-mesencephalic junction (C, D). The stroke was secondary to the atherosclerosis process. The patient was treated with 160mg/j of aspirin. The follow up at 10 days was marked with little attenuation of neurological signs.

 

Figure 1: defective adduction of the left eye and nystagmus of the contralateral eye on abduction (A); normal abduction of the right eye and normal adduction of the contralateral eye (B); lesion showing hyperintensity in axial fluid-attenuated inversion recovery sequence of the left ponto-mesencephalic junction (C); diffusion restriction in the axial diffusion-weighted imaging sequence of the same lesion (D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images in clinical medicine

An unusual presentation of ischemic stroke

Images in clinical medicine

An unusual presentation of ischemic stroke

Images in clinical medicine

An unusual presentation of ischemic stroke