Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Lateral Medullary Infarction (Wallenberg Syndrome): A Case Report

Lenis Adriana Zempoaltecatl Cruz*, Liceth Meliza Arrieta Mariotis and María Guadalupe Campos Escoto

Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad Ciudad Salud, Tapachula Centro, Chiapas, Mexico

*Corresponding Author: Lenis Adriana Zempoaltecatl Cruz, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad Ciudad Salud, Tapachula Centro, Chiapas, Mexico.

Received: August 16, 2021; Published: September 21, 2021


  Wallenberg syndrome is a clinical entity characterized by neurological symptoms conditioned by the total or partial occlusion of the basilar artery or one of it’s branches, mainly the posterior-inferior cerebellar artery which supplies the lower face of the vermis, central nuclei of the cerebellum, medulla oblongata and choroid plexus of the fourth ventricle, so the symptomatology is closely related to the areas compromised by ischemia, the most frequent symptoms being: ataxia and/or dysmetria - diadochokinesis, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, dysphagia, dysarthria and in extensive cases ipsilateral facial hemihypoesthesia and contralateral hemianesthesia. We present the case of a 67 years old male patient who clinically debut with some of these neurological symptoms, so the diagnostic approach was by means of MRI of the skull.

Keywords: Wallenberg Syndrome, Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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Citation: Lenis Adriana Zempoaltecatl Cruz., et al. “Lateral Medullary Infarction (Wallenberg Syndrome): A Case Report". Acta Scientific Neurology 4.10 (2021): 13-15.


Copyright: © 2021 Lenis Adriana Zempoaltecatl Cruz., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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