Alexia Without Agraphia in a Case of Stroke


50-year old gentleman presented with acute onset inability to read (alexia). However, he was able to write (he had no agraphia). On dictation, he could write on paper, however, he was not able to read what he had written. This clinical syndrome is called “alexia without agraphia” or pure alexia. MRI brain showed an acuteContinue reading “Alexia Without Agraphia in a Case of Stroke”

Horizontal Gaze Paresis Due to Pontine Infarct


60 year old lady presented with blurring of vision of 6 hours duration. Clinical examination revealed left-sided horizontal gaze paresis. She had no other focal neurological deficits. MRI Brain showed acute infarct (hyperintense signals on DW images, as shown above) in the left side of pons, affecting its dorso-medial part. Horizontal gaze paresis in pontineContinue reading “Horizontal Gaze Paresis Due to Pontine Infarct”