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dc.contributor.authorTopçuoğlu, Volkan
dc.contributor.authorRodopman Arman, Ayşe
dc.contributor.authorYazgan, Çağrı
dc.contributor.authorArman, Alper
dc.contributor.authorGımzal Gönentür, Aylan
dc.contributor.authorŞahin Biçer, Duygu
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-07T10:54:13Z
dc.date.available2014-08-07T10:54:13Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn1309-9469
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11424/2204
dc.description.abstractWe present a patient who developed motor and vocal tics eight moths after a coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABGS). The patient demonstrated a few motor tics like picking, blowing his nose and a vocal tic in the form of shouting. He also described premonitory sensory urges. Appearance of these tics for the first time ever after the CABGS in a 73 year-old male patient is the significance of our case. The patient had ischemic regions in the bilateral basal ganglia in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and his single photon emission tomography (SPECT) examination revealed hypoperfusion in right caudate nucleus and bilateral frontotemporoparietal cortex which are the brain regions associated with tic pathogenesis. Although reaching a definitive conclusion is difficult since we do not have preoperative cranial imaging, we suggest that tics might have appeared as a result of perfusion abnormality he had incurred during the CABGS.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMarmara Medical Journalen_US
dc.subjectTourettism, tics, coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, elderlyen_US
dc.titleTourettism in a 73 year-old man after coronary artery by-pass surgeryen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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