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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2007;25(3): 419-421.
우측 중간대뇌동맥경색 후 동측 반쪽 미각 소실을 보인 환자 1예
장우영, 고성호 이하늘 이승철 한광수 이규용 이영주
한양대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
A Case of Ipsilateral Hemiageusia Following Right Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction
Wooyoung Jang,
Department of Neurology, college of Medicine, Hanyang University, Guri, Korea
Abstract
Taste disorder is not rare in patients with acute stroke is not usually evaluated. There is also controversy about central gustatory pathways. We report one case of ipsilateral hemiaguesia induced by a right middle cerebral artery infarction. A right-handed 70-year-old woman presented with headache. She had a history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The systemic examination revealed no abnormalities. Neurologic examination revealed left side hemispatial neglect and right side hemiageusia. Brain MRI showed high signal intensity in the right middle cerebral artery territory including the temporal lobe and parietal lobe with sparing insular cortex on T2 and diffusion weighted image (DWI). This case is suggestive of the existence of an uncrossed ascending gustatory pathway, explaining the ipsilateral hemiageusia above the midbrain lesion. KeyWords:Hemiaguesia, Dysgeusia, Taste disorder