A rare clinical presentation due to small cortical infarction: Isolated wrist drop

Özlece H. K. , Huseyinoglu N.

Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi, vol.21, no.1, pp.36-39, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tbdhd.2015.05706
  • Title of Journal : Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-39


Isolated wrist drop due to stroke is infrequently observed, and often misdiagnosed as peripheral neuropathy. It is important to make the differential diagnosis correctly because drop hand that results from peripheral pathology requires a completely different treatment strategy than central pathology. In addition, small infarcts are important to identify in order to optimise secondary prophylaxis. In this report, we describe an 83-year-old man, with isolated drop hand due to acute small cortical infarction in the left precentral gyrus and present this situation in light of the literature.