Childhood Ischaemic Stroke in the Basal Ganglia can lead to Fine Motor and Anxiety Disorders: A Retrospective Analysis and Follow-up of 109 Cases

BMC Neurol.

The overall prognosis of children with basal ganglia ischaemic stroke is good. However, hand preference changes and anxiety disorders may develop. Patients in the caudate head groups are more likely to suffer from fine motor disorders and changes in handedness. Patients within the thalamus group are more prone to anxiety than patients in the other groups. Anxiety disorders should be noted in children with basal ganglia stroke.