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Wallenberg syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lateral medullary syndrome
  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome
  • PICA syndrome
  • Vertebral artery syndrome
  • Wallenberg's syndrome
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Overview

Wallenberg syndrome is a condition that affects the nervous system. Signs and symptoms may include swallowing difficulty; hoarseness; dizziness; nausea; vomiting; quick involuntary eye movements (nystagmus); balance and coordination problems; and Horner syndrome. It is often caused by a brain stem stroke.[1][2] Treatment generally focuses on the specific signs and symptoms present and may include use of a feeding tube for swallowing difficulty, speech and/or swallowing therapy, and medication for pain.[1]
Last updated: 3/16/2012

References

  1. NINDS Wallenberg's Syndrome Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). February 15, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/wallenbergs/wallenbergs.htm. Accessed 3/13/2012.
  2. Love BB, Biller J. Neurovascular System. In: Goetz CG. Textbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Lateral medullary syndrome
  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome
  • PICA syndrome
  • Vertebral artery syndrome
  • Wallenberg's syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.