Altered thalamic anatomy and correlations with motor function after perinatal stroke

Takeaway

  • In children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy (HCP) due to perinatal stroke (PNS), alterations in thalamic size and correlations with motor function show how effects on brain areas away from the initial lesion can impact outcomes.

Why this matters

  • Better knowledge of affected brain regions, in addition to motor cortex, may guide development of interventions to overcome morbidities that are PNS sequelae.