Marked asymmetry of putaminal pathology in an MSA-P patient with Pisa syndrome



We report on an autopsy case of a 62-year-old Japanese woman with a 2.5-year history of axial dystonia. She presented with a form of axial dystonia reminiscent of Pisa syndrome. The pathophysiological mechanism underlying forms of axial dystonia remains to be elucidated. We report here the histopathological findings of a multiple system atrophy of parkinsonian predominance (MSA-P) patient with Pisa syndrome. © 2003 Movement Disorder Society