Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Pallanesthesia

  • Kerry DonnellyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_765

Synonyms

Apallesthesia

Definition

The inability to perceive vibration. The ability to detect vibration is thought to be carried primarily by the posterior columns and lemniscal pathways and hence is a standard part of the neurological exam. Loss or asymmetry in the patient’s ability to perceive vibration is usually an indication of posterior column disease or a peripheral neuropathy, such as might be present in diabetes or chronic alcohol abuse.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VA WNY Healthcare SystemUniversity of Buffalo (SUNY) Behavioral Health Careline (116B)BuffaloUSA