Supernumerary phantom limb after stroke
- Correspondence to: Professor A M O Bakheit Stroke Unit, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth PL4 7QD, UK;
- Received 22 July 2004
- Accepted 21 August 2004
The perception of a phantom limb is commonly reported after amputations. However, only a few cases have been described after a stroke. This article presents a patient who reported a supernumerary phantom limb (pseudopolymelia) after spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage and discusses the possible underlying mechanisms for this rare phenomenon.
Competing interests: none.