Alien limb syndrome

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Alien limb syndrome is a rare neurological phenomenon in which a patient has the impression that their limb does not belong to them and is controlled by some external force 1

It can occur in a number of neurodegenerative diseases, typically those with cortical involvement, including:

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rID: 13024
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Alien limb phenomenon

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