lateral medullary syndrome

(redirected from Wallenberg's syndrome)

pos·te·ri·or in·fe·ri·or cer·e·bel·lar ar·ter·y syn·drome

a syndrome due usually to thrombosis, characterized by dysarthria, dysphagia, staggering gait, and vertigo, and marked by hypotonia, incoordination of voluntary movement, nystagmus, Horner syndrome on the ipsilateral side, and loss of pain and temperature senses on the side of the body opposite to the lesion.
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Lateral medullary syndrome, also known as Wallenberg's syndrome, is an ischemic disease of the medulla which involves the territory of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery [1].
Wallenberg's Syndrome: An Unusual Case of Dysphagia.
Dysphagia caused by a lateral medullary infarction syndrome (Wallenberg's syndrome).
Dysphagia with lateral medullary infarction (Wallenberg's syndrome).
Lateral medullary syndrome (Wallenberg'S syndrome): A case report.
They include local symptoms and signs such as head and/ or neck pain (the two most frequent initial symptoms), Horner's syndrome (approximately in 25% of cases), retinal artery occlusion, tinnitus, audible bruit, cranial neuropathies, scalp tenderness, orbital or monocular pain (rare in carotid artery dissections), cervical nerve root involvement (rare in vertebral artery dissection), or more generalized presentations such as cerebral ischemia and infarctions and in the case of vertebral artery dissection, lateral medullary infarction (Wallenberg's syndrome) and other posterior circulation territory infarctions and spinal cord ischemia.
The lateral medullary syndrome (Wallenberg's syndrome) is most often caused by occlusion of the intracranial segment of the vertebral artery (VA).
Dysphagia in lateral medullary syndrome (Wallenberg's syndrome).