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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 55-57
Case Report

Behavioral Disorders in Association with Posterior Callosal and Frontal Cerebral Infarction

J. P. Lejeune1 and D. Caparros-Lefebvre2

1Department of Neurosurgery, CHRU Lille, 59037 Lille Cédex, France
2Department of Neurology, CHRU Lille, 59037 Lille Cédex, France

Received 28 December 1992; Accepted 4 January 1993

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Behavioral disorders were a prominent clinical feature after the surgical treatment of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm rupture in a 44-year-old man. Callosal apraxia was associated with an alien hand. The latter remained 1 year after surgery while diagonistic apraxia disappeared after 3 months. Other callosal signs included left agraphia, tactile anomia and auditory suppression. MRI revealed posterior callosal infarction and a right frontal infarct. The association of diagonistic apraxia and alien hand is rarely reported.