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Had a left posterior basal ganglia stroke.Was in hospital r sided hemiparesis...Dr's did not explain poststerior ganglia?

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Dr. John Oro
Neurosurgery

In brief: Brain relay nuclei

The basal ganglia are a group of nerve relay centers (nuclei) in central part of the upper brain.
They work with other areas of the brain in the control of limb and body movements, eye movements, thinking, and emotions. Just behind the lentiform nucleus of the basal ganglia is the posterior part of the "internal capsule." stroke in this area causes a hemiparesis on the opposite side of the body.

In brief: Brain relay nuclei

The basal ganglia are a group of nerve relay centers (nuclei) in central part of the upper brain.
They work with other areas of the brain in the control of limb and body movements, eye movements, thinking, and emotions. Just behind the lentiform nucleus of the basal ganglia is the posterior part of the "internal capsule." stroke in this area causes a hemiparesis on the opposite side of the body.
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Motor control center

It is an area in the deeper brain tissue involved in motor control.
A stroke in these deeper areas is usually related to hypertension. Sometimes it may be related to diabetes or multiple sclerosis.

In brief: Motor control center

It is an area in the deeper brain tissue involved in motor control.
A stroke in these deeper areas is usually related to hypertension. Sometimes it may be related to diabetes or multiple sclerosis.
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