Weber syndrome

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Weber syndrome is a midbrain stroke syndrome that involves the fascicles of the oculomotor nerve resulting in an ipsilateral CN III palsy and contralateral hemiplegia or hemiparesis 1-3.

Using imaging alone, it is difficult to distinguish Weber from Benedikt syndrome, unless clear involvement of the red nucleus can be identified (seen in the latter) 1-3.

History and etymology

The syndrome was first described by Sir Hermann Weber (1823-1918), a German-born English physician, in 1863 4.

Stroke and intracranial haemorrhage
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Article information

rID: 2284
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Weber's syndrome

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