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Disruption of Reciprocal Coordination by a Medial Frontal Stroke Sparing the Corpus Callosum

Kluger, Benzi M. MD*; Heilman, Kenneth M. MD

Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: December 2007 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 230-231
doi: 10.1097/WNN.0b013e31814d6523
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Aleksandr Luria described several tests of higher motor function, including the “reciprocal coordination” test of bimanual coordination. Although these tests are commonly used to assess frontal lobe function, their specific neuroanatomic underpinnings are not completely understood. We describe a man with a medial frontal stroke sparing the corpus callosum with a defect in Luria's reciprocal coordination test but otherwise intact motor abilities, including other tests of higher motor function.

*Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine

The Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Dr Benzi M. Kluger, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Box 100236, Gainesville, FL 32610-02366 (e-mail: benzi.kluger@neurology.ufl.edu).

Received for publication May 24, 2007; accepted July 4, 2007

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.