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wallenberg's syndrome

Salem A Salem, Nadish Garg, Raed Abu Shama, Sunil Jha, Showkat Haji, Muhammed Shahreyar, Devarshi Ardeshna
Lateral medullary syndrome (LMS), also known as Wallenberg's syndrome, PICA syndrome, results from occlusion of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery, with associated infarction of parts of medulla oblongata, and cerebellum on the ipsilateral side. It often manifests as various patterns of sensory, motor, and autonomic deficits. While sensorimotor dysfunction presents as a predicted pattern of clinical signs and symptoms, autonomic dysfunction is usually less clinically apparent, and can be easily mistaken as a concomitant pathology in the end organ it affects...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
Ozer Aynaci, Funda Gok, Alper Yosunkaya
Opalski syndrome is a rare vascular brainstem syndrome which is accepted as a variant of Wallenberg syndrome. Opalski syndrome should be considered in acute conditions in which typical symptoms of lateral medullary infarct are accompanied by ipsilateral hemiparesis. Other brain stem syndromes are distinguished from Opalski syndrome by the presence of contralateral hemiparesis.
September 2017: Clinical Case Reports
Ohlrich Marcus, Georg Royl
A hiccup is a reflex movement with diffusely distributed afferents and efferents in the thorax; its functional relevance is controversial. In its physiological form, it is mostly a minor complaint that stops spontaneously and rarely leads to medical consultation. However, prolonged agonizing hiccups represent serious deterioration of quality of life. Chronic hiccups by definition last for more than 48 h, with gastroesophageal reflux being the frequent underlying disease. Various other causes affect multiple organ systems, some with serious underlying diseases...
July 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Mena G Kerolus, Mazda K Turel, John E O'Toole
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Katsuhiro Tanaka, Hideki Kanamaru, Atsunori Morikawa, Kenji Kawaguchi
Lateral medullary infarction rarely leads to central hypoventilation syndrome (CHS). CHS is a life-threatening disorder characterized by hypoventilation during sleep. We report the first case of CHS as a complication of lateral medullary infarction after endovascular treatment. A 65-year-old man presented twice with severe headache. Computed tomography revealed subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral angiography showed a right vertebral dissecting aneurysm involving the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. After emergent endovascular patent artery occlusion, he developed Wallenberg syndrome and experienced apnea and a conscious disturbance episode due to CHS on postoperative days 6 and 16...
October 2016: NMC case report journal
S A Dambinova, K T Aliev, E V Bondarenko, G V Ponomarev, A A Skoromets, A P Skoromets, T A Skoromets, D G Smolko, M V Shumilina
AIM: To study blood plasma concentrations of NR2-peptide in patients with ischemic stroke (IS) to assess its diagnostic value as a biomarker of cerebral ischemia and determine the dynamics of the biomarker during treatment with cortexin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients, aged from 18 to 70 years, including 36 with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and 84 with IS in the carotid territory (n=70) and vertebral/basilar territory with the Wallenberg-Zakharchenko syndrome (n=14), were enrolled...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Jorge C Kattah, Ali S Saber Tehrani, Sigrun Roeber, Meena Gujrati, Sarah E Bach, David E Newman Toker, Ari M Blitz, Anja K E Horn
OBJECTIVE: To report an unusual lateral medullary stroke (LMS) associated with transient unidirectional horizontal, nystagmus, and decreased horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (h-VOR) gain that mimicked a peripheral vestibulopathy. MRI suggested involvement of caudal medial vestibular nucleus (MVN); however, the rapid resolution of the nystagmus and improved h-VOR gain favored transient ischemia without infarction. Decreased h-VOR gain is expected with peripheral vestibular lesions within the labyrinth or superior vestibular nerve; less frequently lateral pontine strokes involving the vestibular root entry, the vestibular fascicle, or neurons within the MVN may be responsible...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
Silvia Colnaghi, P Colagiorgio, S Ramat, E D'Angelo, G Koch, M Versino
The use of cerebellar repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation has been attempted for perturbing reflexive and voluntary eye movements, but discrepancies are seen between the results of distinct studies possibly due to the different stimulation sites, intensities, and paradigms. We describe the after effects of 20 and 40 s continuous Theta Burst Stimulation (cTBS) as compared to sham stimulation, applied over the lateral cerebellar vermis and paravermis on Reflexive Saccades (RS) and Smooth Pursuit (SP) eye movements, recorded in the 30 min following stimulation...
August 2017: Cerebellum
Deborah De Bruyn, Elisabeth Van Aken, Kristien Herman
Objective: To describe a patient with a right-sided supranuclear facial palsy and concomitant sicca keratopathy of the right eye following right-sided dorsolateral medullary infarction. Methods: Our patient underwent a complete ophthalmologic and neurologic examination including biomicroscopy, fundus examination, cranial nerve examination, Shirmer I test, and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Results: A 61-year-old woman presented in emergency with a central facial nerve palsy on the right side and truncal ataxia...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
Irene Battel, Isabella Koch, Federica Biddau, Carla Carollo, Francesco Piccione, Francesca Meneghello, Merico Antonio, Katie Palmer, Rosario Marchese Ragona
BACKGROUND: Wallenberg's syndrome (WS) is known as posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome. Dysphagia has been reported from 51% to 94% of the patients, ranging from mild to severe. CASE PRESENTATION: We reported a case of a patient (Male; 52yrs) with WS. MRI showed an intense hypodense area in the dorsolateral part of the ponto-medullary junction. The clinical signs were severe dysphagia, fed by PEG (FOIS 1; PAS 7), sialorrhea, trismus and ataxia. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Dysphagia was treated by botulinum toxin tipe A (BoNT-A), which was injected into the parotid and submandibular salivary glands, temporalis and masseter muscles, cricopharyngeal muscle associated with specific swallowing exercise and food trails...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Alexis Salerno, Bradford V Cotter, Michael E Winters
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a devastating cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Up to 10% of acute CVAs in young patients are caused by dissection of the vertebral or carotid artery. Wallenberg syndrome results from a CVA in the vertebral or posterior inferior artery of the cerebellum and manifests as various degrees of cerebellar dysfunction. The administration of a thrombolytic medication has been recommended in the treatment of patients with stroke caused by cervical artery dissection...
May 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Wei-Hsi Chen, Tsung-Pei Yang, Hsin-Ling Yin
Crossed cheiro-oral syndrome (CCOS) is characterized by crossed sensory disturbance confined to the unilateral perioral area and contralateral hand/finger(s). Although a few classical crossed sensory syndromes accurately predict brainstem or spinal involvement, the clinical significance of CCOS remains unclear. In this study, we analyzed the etiology, localization and outcome of CCOS patients. The results showed that ischemic stroke is the exclusive cause of CCOS. The location of responsible stroke is pertinent to the middle or upper level of the lateral medulla oblongata medial to the lateral sulcus...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Jun Tang, Linjie Wei, Lin Li, Yin Niu, Qianwei Chen, Hua Feng, Gang Zhu, Zhi Chen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and results of endovascular treatment for ruptured distal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our experience and results with endovascular treatments for a series of 13 consecutive patients with ruptured distal PICA aneurysms at the Southwest Hospital, Chongqing, China, treated between June 2011 and January 2015. Therapeutic considerations, intraoperative complications, and results were evaluated...
July 2016: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Elizabeth Day Ruedrich, Mahesh Chikkannaiah, Gogi Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Masahiro Uemura, Hiroaki Naritomi, Hisakazu Uno, Arisa Umesaki, Kotaro Miyashita, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka
BACKGROUND: In 1946, Opalski reported two cases of Wallenberg syndrome with ipsilateral hemiparesis (IH). His hypothesis seems to be based on the view that IH is caused by post-decussating pyramidal tract damage. Afterwards, other researchers proposed a different hypothesis that ipsilateral sensory symptoms of limbs (ISSL) or ipsilateral limb ataxia (ILA) caused by lateral medullary infarction (LMI) might lead to ipsilateral motor weakness. The present study is aimed to clarify whether IH in LMI patients is attributable mainly to ISSL/ILA or disruption of ipsilateral post-decussating pyramidal tract...
June 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Serdar Oruç, Hayri Demirbaş, Abdullah Güzel, Mehtap Beker Acay, Mehmet Yaman
Babinski-Nageotte Syndrome (BNS) is one of the brainstem syndromes characterized by muscle weakness in the opposite half of the body with classic Wallenberg findings. According to our literature survey, only a few cases have been reported and none of them was in the postpartum period. We report a case of a typical BNS in a postpartum woman with an ischemic lesion in the medulla oblongata shown on magnetic resonance imaging.
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Yoshinari Nagakane, Hidesato Takezawa, Kanade Katsura, Yasumasa Yamamoto
A 60-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of vertigo and repeated vomiting, which suddenly occurred 25 hours before admission. Neurologic examination revealed Wallenberg syndrome on the left side, and brain MRI showed acute infarcts in the left lateral medulla as well as in the left internal carotid artery (ICA) territory. MR angiography did not depict the left vertebral artery (VA) and the left ICA. Despite antithrombotic treatment, he developed bulbar palsy, and then, brain herniation due to infarct growth in the left middle cerebral artery territory...
2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Yumiko Nakano, Takeshi Hayashi, Kentaro Deguchi, Kota Sato, Nozomi Hishikawa, Toru Yamashita, Yasuyuki Ohta, Yoshiki Takao, Tomohiro Morio, Koji Abe
We recently experienced 2 young adult patients who developed ischemic stroke after regular intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy for agammaglobulinemia with diagnosis of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) in their childhood. Patient 1 was 26-year-old woman, who developed Wallenberg's syndrome 6 days after the last IVIg therapy, but had no further stroke recurrence with cilostazol later. Patient 2 was 37-year-old man, who developed recurrent cerebral infarction in the territory of bilateral lenticulostriate branches like branch atheromatous disease (BAD) several days after the IVIg therapy...
February 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Aude Ménétrey Ehresmann, Hélène Cao Van, Laura Merlini, Joel Fluss
The assessment of acute vertigo in childhood is often challenging, but fortunately a central cause is rarely identified. We present the case of a 7-year-old boy who developed, after a mild head trauma, a rotary vertigo associated with nausea and vomiting. A posttraumatic peripheral vestibular dysfunction was first suspected but not confirmed by an otoneurological evaluation. When subtle neurological signs were elicited, a brain magnetic resonance imaging was promptly requested. This showed a small infarct on the lateral posterior left part of the medulla oblongata of the brainstem, typical of Wallenberg syndrome...
January 2016: Neuropediatrics
Masahiro Katsumata, Koichi Oki, Jin Nakahara, Yoshikane Izawa, Takato Abe, Shinichi Takahashi, Norihiro Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Various sensory impairments have been reported in patients with lateral medullary syndrome, also known as Wallenberg syndrome. The typical sensory impairments experienced by patients with this condition are ipsilateral facial and contralateral trunk and limb thermal hypesthesia and hypoalgesia. Tactile (light touch) sensation is not generally diminished. Here we report the case of a 35-year-old man with lateral medullary infarction who had atypical sensory impairment. METHODS: We examined the results from the neurological examination of the patient as well as findings from computed tomography of the head and magnetic resonance imaging...
November 2015: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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