Brain Neurorehabil.  2014 Sep;7(2):143-146. 10.12786/bn.2014.7.2.143.

Early Recurrent Right Basal Ganglia Infarction after Intravenous Thrombolysis for Left Basal Ganglia Infarction Management

  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.


A 43-year-old man with no notable medical history was admitted due to sudden onset dysarthria and right side weakness. The man was diagnosed with acute infarction of left basal ganglia (BG) and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM). After 9 hours post the thrombolysis, mental change and left side weakness symptoms were newly observed, and the man was additionally diagnosed with acute infarction in right BG.The man showed symptoms of quadriplegia and was fed through nasogastric tube. He showed motor aphasia, and no signs of phonation, but showed some indications of intact cognition. After rehabilitation therapies, the man showed marginal improvement in motor function, but still lacked any meaningful changes functionally. This is the first case of symmetric bilateral BG infarction, which one-sided infarction additionally occurred within 24 hours post the treatment of contralateral infarction through thrombolysis. Also,the features observed were atypical while the patient has no previous external causes related with bilateral BG infarction.


basal ganglia; recurrent stroke; thrombolytic therapy
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