Severe hypersomnia after unilateral infarction in the pulvinar nucleus– a case report

Peter Nørregaard Hansen, Thomas Krøigård, Nina Nguyen, Rune Vestergaard Frandsen, Poul Jørgen Jennum, Christoph P. Beier

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Background: Although a central role of the thalamus for sleep regulation is undisputed, the exact localization of the crucial structures within the thalamus remains controversial. Case presentation: Here we report a 35 year old woman with no prior comorbidities who developed severe and persistent hypersomnia with long sleep time after a small right-sided MRI-verified thalamic stroke affecting the dorsal part of the pulvinar and the dorsolateral boarders of the dorsomedial nuclei. Conclusion: The observed symptoms suggest a crucial role of posterior thalamus but not the midline parts of the thalamus in sleep-wake control.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer442
TidsskriftBMC Neurology
Vol/bind20
Antal sider4
ISSN1471-2377
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 7. dec. 2020

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