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

AK Joy, Ngampa Sangme, Annada Sankar Mohes, Th Bidyarani

Citation Information : Joy A, Sangme N, Mohes AS, Bidyarani T. Dyke Davidoff Masson Syndrome: A Rare Disease Presented without Motor Weakness. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2014; 25 (2):59-60.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-25-2-59

Published Online: 01-09-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


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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