Other Names for this Disease
- Lateral medullary syndrome
- PICA syndrome
- Posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome
- Vertebral artery syndrome
- Wallenberg's syndrome
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Treatment for Wallenberg syndrome focuses on the specific signs and symptoms associated with the condition. A feeding tube may be necessary if swallowing is very difficult. Speech/swallowing therapy may be helpful. In some cases, medication may be used to reduce or eliminate pain. Some doctors report that the anti-epileptic drug gabapentin appears to be an effective medication for individuals with chronic pain associated with the condition.
Last updated: 3/19/2012
- 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.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.