"Compulsive Grasping Hand"

"Compulsive Grasping Hand"

This name has been given to involuntary left hand grasping related to all right hand movements in a patient with a callosal hemorrhage. This has been interpreted as a motor grasp response to contralateral hand movements, and a variant of anarchic or alien hand. The description does seem to differ from that of behaviors labeled as forced groping and the alien grasp reflex (q.v.).



Kumral E. Compulsive grasping hand syndrome: a variant of anarchic hand. Neurology 2001; 57: 2143-2144


Cross References

Alien hand, Alien limb; Intermanual conflict