Sensory deafferentation syndromes: a case of Charles Bonnet and musical ear syndrome

Sensory deafferentation syndromes: a case of Charles Bonnet and musical ear syndrome Acta Neurol Belg (2017) 117:769–770 DOI 10.1007/s13760-016-0728-9 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Sensory deafferentation syndromes: a case of Charles Bonnet and musical ear syndrome 1 1 1 • • • Alexander Van Ranst Vincent Keereman Dimitri Hemelsoet Veerle De Herdt Received: 3 October 2016 / Accepted: 22 November 2016 / Published online: 16 January 2017 Belgian Neurological Society 2017 Introduction recovered well. She is known with severe bilateral age- related macular degeneration (ARMD) and a symmetrical Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) and its auditory coun- neurosensorial hearing loss of 60 dB. On clinical exami- terpart, the musical ear syndrome (MES), are both deaf- nation, there are no signs of psychosis or intoxication. ferentation syndromes [1]. Visual sensory deafferentation Sequelae of the thalamic stroke are present as a slight leads to disinhibition of visual cortical regions that subse- decrease in strength of her left arm and leg. She scores quently show spontaneous neuronal activity [1, 2]. The maximal on the Mini-Mental Status Examination. CT scan same principle applies to auditory sensory deprivation [3]. shows no intracranial bleeding. She is admitted to the The most commonly applied diagnostic criterion for CBS neurology department for further examination. Brain MRI includes the clinical triad of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Neurologica Belgica Springer Journals

Sensory deafferentation syndromes: a case of Charles Bonnet and musical ear syndrome

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2017 by Belgian Neurological Society
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Biomedicine; Neurosciences; Neurology; Neuroradiology; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0300-9009
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2240-2993
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10.1007/s13760-016-0728-9
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