Exclusive lower extremity mirror movements and diastematomyelia

Academic Article


  • Mirror movements usually seen in the Klippel-Feil syndrome are most commonly appreciated in the upper extremities. Lower extremity involvement is seen rarely and when observed, is found in conjunction with upper extremity mirror movements. We report what we believe to be the first case of mirror movements found exclusively in the lower extremities in a female patient presenting with tethered cord syndrome. Our hopes are that this report will help elucidate mechanisms involved with these anomalous movements, as currently there is no commonly accepted etiology. Copyright © 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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    Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Smyth MD; Dure LS; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 132
  • End Page

  • 135
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 3