Paresis in Atypical Cerebral Concussion

Schoolchild with a mild head injury. Besides signs of cerebral concussion, a complete paresis of the left leg was observed which lasted several hours. There was no early epilepsy (Pickles W. N Engl J 240:92, 1949). An atypical concussion occurs in children quite often (and only rarely in adults) (Todorow S, Feller A-M. Z Kinderchir 36:83, 1982); therefore, an exclusive explanation of the atypical concussion as a traumatically triggered migraine attack is not sufficient for all cases.