Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 9

Peduncular Hallucination Status Secondary to Thalamic Stroke: Brief Case Report and Review of the Literature

Carmen Maura Carrillo de Albornoz Calahorro1*, Margarita Guerrero-Jiménez1 and Luis Gutiérrez-Rojas2,3

1Psychiatry Service, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, Granada, Spain
2Psychiatry and Neurosciences Research Group (CTS-549), Institute of Neurosciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
3Psychiatry Service, Hospital Campus de la Salud, Granada, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Carmen Maura Carrillo de Albornoz Calahorro, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Service, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain.

Received: August 05, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020



Background: The role of thalamus in the pathogenesis of visual and auditory hallucinations has been described as “Peduncular Hallucinosis”. This kind of hallucinations has been reported to be associated with thalamic injury joined to midbrain structures damage. Hallucinations are filled with vivid images of animals and colorful characters in motion and in many cases are associated with sleep disorders. Despite these characteristics, patients generally distinguish them as not real.

Case Report: The present case has the distinction of having characteristics somewhat different from those described in published cases. In the first place, it is the case of the longest duration published up to date, 5 years, secondly, contrary to what usually happens, the patient does not criticize the objects and understands them as real

Conclusions: We present an updated review about literature published and redefinition of the concept the particular characteristics of this rare syndrome. When facing hallucinatory cases of an organic type, especially in patients with cardiovascular risk factors, it is important to rule out rare syndromes such as Charles Bonnet or hallucinations of thalamic origin.

Keywords: Perceptive Distortion; Peduncular Hallucinosis; Status; Thalamus; Thalamic Stroke; Visual Hallucinosis



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Citation: Carmen Maura Carrillo de Albornoz Calahorro., et al. “Peduncular Hallucination Status Secondary to Thalamic Stroke: Brief Case Report and Review of the Literature".Acta Scientific Neurology 3.9 (2020): 99-105.


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