Posterior vermal split syndrome

Amy J Bastian, Jonathan W. Mink, Bruce A. Kaufman, W. Thomas Thach

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We have studied a battery of movements in 5 children (age, 6-15 years) after transection of the posterior inferior cerebellar vermis. In each case, the surgery destroyed the midline vermis only (ranging from lobules VI-X). Tandem gait was badly impaired in all subjects. No subjects had impairments of kicking, reaching, pinching, or speech. Regular gait, standing, and hopping on one leg were relatively unimpaired. Cutting the parallel fibers that cross the midline may be the critical variable causing incoordination in tandem gait.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-610
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Gait
Ataxia
Leg

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

Cite this

Bastian, A. J., Mink, J. W., Kaufman, B. A., & Thach, W. T. (1998). Posterior vermal split syndrome. Annals of Neurology, 44(4), 601-610. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.410440405

Posterior vermal split syndrome. / Bastian, Amy J; Mink, Jonathan W.; Kaufman, Bruce A.; Thach, W. Thomas.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 44, No. 4, 10.1998, p. 601-610.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bastian, AJ, Mink, JW, Kaufman, BA & Thach, WT 1998, 'Posterior vermal split syndrome', Annals of Neurology, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 601-610. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.410440405
Bastian, Amy J ; Mink, Jonathan W. ; Kaufman, Bruce A. ; Thach, W. Thomas. / Posterior vermal split syndrome. In: Annals of Neurology. 1998 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 601-610.
@article{bdea27c93e364d39aeaa7241831bd11f,
title = "Posterior vermal split syndrome",
abstract = "We have studied a battery of movements in 5 children (age, 6-15 years) after transection of the posterior inferior cerebellar vermis. In each case, the surgery destroyed the midline vermis only (ranging from lobules VI-X). Tandem gait was badly impaired in all subjects. No subjects had impairments of kicking, reaching, pinching, or speech. Regular gait, standing, and hopping on one leg were relatively unimpaired. Cutting the parallel fibers that cross the midline may be the critical variable causing incoordination in tandem gait.",
author = "Bastian, {Amy J} and Mink, {Jonathan W.} and Kaufman, {Bruce A.} and Thach, {W. Thomas}",
year = "1998",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1002/ana.410440405",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "44",
pages = "601--610",
journal = "Annals of Neurology",
issn = "0364-5134",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Inc.",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Posterior vermal split syndrome

AU - Bastian, Amy J

AU - Mink, Jonathan W.

AU - Kaufman, Bruce A.

AU - Thach, W. Thomas

PY - 1998/10

Y1 - 1998/10

N2 - We have studied a battery of movements in 5 children (age, 6-15 years) after transection of the posterior inferior cerebellar vermis. In each case, the surgery destroyed the midline vermis only (ranging from lobules VI-X). Tandem gait was badly impaired in all subjects. No subjects had impairments of kicking, reaching, pinching, or speech. Regular gait, standing, and hopping on one leg were relatively unimpaired. Cutting the parallel fibers that cross the midline may be the critical variable causing incoordination in tandem gait.

AB - We have studied a battery of movements in 5 children (age, 6-15 years) after transection of the posterior inferior cerebellar vermis. In each case, the surgery destroyed the midline vermis only (ranging from lobules VI-X). Tandem gait was badly impaired in all subjects. No subjects had impairments of kicking, reaching, pinching, or speech. Regular gait, standing, and hopping on one leg were relatively unimpaired. Cutting the parallel fibers that cross the midline may be the critical variable causing incoordination in tandem gait.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031784399&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031784399&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/ana.410440405

DO - 10.1002/ana.410440405

M3 - Article

C2 - 9778258

AN - SCOPUS:0031784399

VL - 44

SP - 601

EP - 610

JO - Annals of Neurology

JF - Annals of Neurology

SN - 0364-5134

IS - 4

ER -