Lateral medullary syndrome
Known hypertensive patient presented with cerebellar ataxia, loss of sensation to pain and warm/cold water on right side of face and sweating only on left side of face
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There is an area of FLAIR hyperintensity in the left medulla oblongata, with associated diffusion restriction. Bilateral areas of encephalomalacia are consistent with old infarcts.
Findings very suggestive of lateral medullary syndrome due to left posterior inferior cerebellar artery infarct.
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