Gasperini syndrome

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 11 Aug 2020

Gasperini syndrome is a rare pontine stroke syndrome that involves the caudal pontine tegmentum.

Classically, the syndrome presents with 1-3:

A lesion of the caudal pons tegmentum is usually caused by an ischemic stroke, usually due to occlusion of either pontine branches of the basilar artery or the long circumferential branch of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery 1,2, but can also be seen due to demyelination or hemorrhage 3

Lesions are in the caudal pons tegmentum with imaging characteristics depending on underlying cause 2,3.

The syndrome was first described by Ubaldo Gasperini (1880-1918), an Italian physician, in 1912 1,4.

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