Alien limb syndrome secondary to multimodal treatment of recurrent oligodendroglioma

Rachel E. Gallant, Phillip A. Bonney, Michael E. Sughrue, Kersi J. Bharucha, James D. Battiste

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We present a 41-year-old man who experienced alien limb syndrome as a complication of treatment for recurrent Grade III oligodendroglioma of the right parietal lobe. Alien limb syndrome is a rare phenomenon in which a limb performs involuntary actions and the affected individual feels a sense of estrangement towards the limb. It occurs most commonly as a result of corticobasal syndrome, though a variety of other etiologies have been reported. It is rarely associated with focal lesions, such as stroke or tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6071
Pages (from-to)1684-1685
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Alien limb
  • Brain tumor
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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