Brainstem stroke syndromes

Brainstem stroke syndromes refer to a group of syndromes that occur secondary to occlusion of small perforating arteries of the posterior circulation. The resulted infarction has characteristic clinical picture according to the involved area however, generally there is ipsilateral cranial nerve palsy and contralateral hemiplegia/hemiparesis and sensory loss 1-4.

Medulla oblongata
Pons
Midbrain
Stroke and intracranial haemorrhage
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Brainstem infarct syndromes

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