An 83-year-old woman presented with an acute onset of foot drop. Whilst the pattern of weakness initially appeared to be most likely due to a peripheral cause, an MR scan of the brain showed a small cortical stroke. This rare phenomenon appears similar to the more widely described ‘cortical hand’.
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Contributors RF: concept, first draft and subsequent revisions; LS: clinical management of patient, concept, supervision of draft and revisions.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Tom Hughes, Cardiff, UK.