Lateral medullary syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Arthur Daire


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

Patient Data

Age: 56
Gender: Male

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.

Case Discussion

Findings very suggestive of lateral medullary syndrome due to left posterior inferior cerebellar artery infarct.

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Case information

rID: 30924
Published: 9th Sep 2014
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
Tag: stroke
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