We demonstrated the recovery of a severely damaged corticospinal tract (CST) in a 45-year-old female patient with intracerebral hemorrhage using diffusion tensor tractography and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Two longitudinal evaluations were conducted. There was no evidence of a CST in the affected hemisphere on the first evaluation. However, we observed evidence of a CST on the second evaluation. It seems that the affected motor function was recovered through the recovery of the damaged CST.
From the *Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Republic of Korea; †Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, School of Medicine Boston University, Boston, MA; and ‡Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Received for publication May 5, 2007; accepted May 10, 2007.
Reprints: Sung Ho Jang, MD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Yeungnam University 317-1, Daemyungdong, Namku, Taegu, 705-717, Republic of Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
This research was supported by the Yeungnam University research grants in 2007.