"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead
Case report
peer-reviewed

Ischemic Stroke of Midbrain and Cerebellum Involving Reticular Activating System



Abstract

The reticular activating system is the part of the brain that maintains the sleep/wake cycle. Any damage to this region can cause hypersomnolence and drowsiness along with altered sensorium. This case presents a patient with cerebellar and midbrain stroke with infarct of the reticular activating system, leading to hypersomnolence, drowsiness, and altered sensorium.



Want to read more?

Create a free account to continue reading this article.

Already a member? Login.



Case report
peer-reviewed

Ischemic Stroke of Midbrain and Cerebellum Involving Reticular Activating System


Author Information

Waleed Sadiq Corresponding Author

Department of Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

Madeeha Subhan

Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


Case report
peer-reviewed

Ischemic Stroke of Midbrain and Cerebellum Involving Reticular Activating System


Figures etc.

Share
Case report
peer-reviewed

Ischemic Stroke of Midbrain and Cerebellum Involving Reticular Activating System

  • Author Information
    Waleed Sadiq Corresponding Author

    Department of Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

    Madeeha Subhan

    Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

    Acknowledgements


    Article Information

    Published: September 01, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1637

    Cite this article as:

    Sadiq W, Subhan M (September 01, 2017) Ischemic Stroke of Midbrain and Cerebellum Involving Reticular Activating System . Cureus 9(9): e1637. doi:10.7759/cureus.1637

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 23, 2017
    Peer review began: August 27, 2017
    Peer review concluded: August 29, 2017
    Published: September 01, 2017

    Copyright

    © Copyright 2017
    Sadiq et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

    License

    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The reticular activating system is the part of the brain that maintains the sleep/wake cycle. Any damage to this region can cause hypersomnolence and drowsiness along with altered sensorium. This case presents a patient with cerebellar and midbrain stroke with infarct of the reticular activating system, leading to hypersomnolence, drowsiness, and altered sensorium.



Want to read more?

Create a free account to continue reading this article.

Already a member? Login.



Waleed Sadiq, M.D.

Department of Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

For correspondence:
waleedsadiq01@gmail.com

Madeeha Subhan, MBBS

Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad

Waleed Sadiq, M.D.

Department of Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

For correspondence:
waleedsadiq01@gmail.com

Madeeha Subhan, MBBS

Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad