Wallenberg 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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Wallenberg syndrome

[Adolf Wallenberg, Ger. physician, 1862–1949]
A syndrome resulting from occlusion of the posteroinferior cerebellar artery or one of its branches supplying the lower portion of the brainstem. Dysphagia, muscular weakness or paralysis, impairment of pain and temperature senses, and cerebellar dysfunction are characteristic. Synonym: lateral medullary infarct; lateral medullary syndrome
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Adolf, German physician, 1862-1949.
Wallenberg syndrome - a syndrome usually due to thrombosis. Synonym(s): posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome
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In the case presented above, the patient had a lesion in the left lateral medulla, which produced many of the classic symptoms of Wallenberg syndrome: ipsilateral arm and leg ataxia, Horner's syndrome, facial weakness, and contralateral arm and leg sensory disturbance.
Two days later, he developed features of partial Wallenberg syndrome which was confirmed on magnetic resonance imaging.
Previously, headache has been reported in 54 to 76% of patients with Wallenberg syndrome.1 The headache described by patients is usually non-specific and may or may not occur on the side of the site of the stroke.
A diagnosis of partial Wallenberg syndrome on left was made.
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