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2022 Oct 03

BMJ Case Rep



Optic ataxia in a patient with HaNDL syndrome.


Rivas Ruvalcaba F, Moreno-Cortez K M, Badial-Ochoa S, Rodriguez-Leyva I
BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Oct 03; 15(10).
PMID: 36192033.


We present a woman in her 40s who arrived at the emergency room with hypertension and optic ataxia. Her medical history is only relevant for obesity. Her lumbar puncture revealed high intracranial pressure and lymphocytic pleocytosis, and her neuroimaging tests, including angiography and venography, were normal. The patient improved after a cerebrospinal fluid drainage with a lumbar puncture, and her clinical manifestations resolved in parallel to the lymphocytic pleocytosis.The patient was diagnosed with a syndrome of transient headache and neurological deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis and fully recovered 21 days after her discharge.