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We report a case of a 45-year-old man presenting with asomatognosia, or loss of body part ownership, when he experienced difficulty acknowledging that his arm was his own. His symptoms might easily have been considered to be of psychiatric origin. Instead they turned out to be due to highly focal stroke secondary to carotid dissection, an important and often missed cause of stroke in younger patients.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Med (Lond)

Publication Date

12/2010

Volume

10

Pages

633 - 634

Keywords

Agnosia, Aneurysm, Dissecting, Arm, Awareness, Carotid Artery Diseases, Cerebral Infarction, Diagnosis, Differential, Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged