Dyke Davidoff Masson Syndrome: A Rare Disease Presented without Motor Weakness

JOURNAL TITLE: Indian Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author
1. Annada Sankar Mohes
2. Th Bidyarani
3. AK Joy
4. Ngampa Sangme
ISSN
0973-2209
DOI
10.5005/ijopmr-25-2-59
Volume
25
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2014
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal
    1. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal -795004
    1. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal -795004
    1. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal -795004
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    Abstract

    Medical science is full of surprises. We faced one such surprise while treating a 47-year-old male patient with difficulty in walking for 6 months duration along with occasional seizures since childhood. After thorough clinical examination and investigations, patient was diagnosed as a case of Dyke Davidoff Masson syndrome (DDMS). It is a rare syndrome due to hemiatrophy of cerebral hemisphere and associated with hemiplegia or hemiparesis. But in this case, patient had only ankle clonus, causing difficulty in walking without any other motor deficit. Alcohol neurolysis of gastrosoleus muscles was done followed by gait training and improvement of gait was noticed over time.

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