Inferior medial pontine syndrome

Inferior medial pontine syndrome (or Foville syndrome) is one of the brainstem stroke syndromes occuring when there is infarction of the medial inferior aspect of the pons due to occlusion of the paramedian branches of the basilar artery. This infarction involves the following:

Clinical presenation

Presenation can be variable but manifests usually as a gaze palsy to the side of the lesion, ipsilateral abducens, and facial palsies and contralateral hemiplegia may be present. Crossed hemihypesthesia and ipsilateral cerebellar signs may be present in the more complete form. 


Stroke and intracranial haemorrhage
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Article Information

rID: 32268
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Foville syndrome
  • Sindrome de Foville

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