Friday, December 14, 2018

Wallenberg’s syndrome

Wallenberg’s syndrome also known as lateral medullary syndrome is one of the most commonly recognized conditions resulting from the brainstem infarction. In some cases the posterior inferior cerebellar artery may also be occluded at the orifice.

It does not produce weakness: consequently, stoke may not be considered on initial evaluation.

Despite the higher prevalence of Wallenberg’s syndrome due to cerebrovascular accident, cases of symptom emergence resulting from brain tumor have also been reported.

Wallenberg’s syndrome manifests in a collection of symptoms including vertigo and dizziness, cerebellar gait ataxia, dysphagia, dysphonia and Horner’s syndrome.

Occasionally, patients with Wallenberg’s syndrome develop diplopia due to skew deviation. Hiccups and 90-180 degree tilt of the perceived world can occur.
Wallenberg’s syndrome

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