Palinopsia and perilesional hyperperfusion following subcortical hemorrhage

R. Hayashi, S. Shimizu, R. Watanabe, Y. Katsumata, M. Mimura

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We report a patient who exhibited transient palinopsia and visual hallucinations. Disturbances initially included an auditory component and increasingly were localized to the left visual field. These events occurred during recovery from a right subcortical hematoma with left homonymous hemianopia. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) demonstrated extensive perilesional hyperperfusion involving parts of the right parietal, temporal, and occipital cortex. Perilesional hyperperfusion disappeared as the visual abnormalities diminished. We believe that excitatory neuronal activation in perilesional cortex during recovery contributed importantly to the transient abnormal perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Hyperperfusion
  • Palinopsia
  • Single-photon emission computed tomography
  • Subcortical hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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