Wallenberg syndrome

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Wallenberg syndrome

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. 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.
 

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The terms "Wallenberg syndrome" returned 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Unilateral punctate keratitis secondary to Wallenberg Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Pino Cidad, Ana Boto, Almudena Del Hierro, Maria Capote, Susana Noval, Amanda Garcia, Susana Santiago

Journal: Korean J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun;28(3):278-83.

 

We studied three patients who developed left unilateral punctate keratitis after suffering left-sided Wallenberg Syndrome. A complex evolution occurred in two of them. In all cases, neurophysiological studies showed damage in the trigeminal sensory component at the bulbar level. Corneal ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Three cases of Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection (SVAD), resulting in two cases of Wallenberg syndrome and one case of Foville syndrome in young, healthy men.
 

Author(s): Carlo Canepa Raggio, Aban Dasgupta

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First patient, presented with sudden onset of headache, left hypoacusia and right hemiparesis, posteriorly developing gaze-evoked nystagmus and worsening right-sided weakness. Diagnosis of vertebral artery dissection and Foville Syndrome were made through clinical assessment and CT-carotid ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Hemorrhagic Wallenberg syndrome.
 

Author(s): Masayuki Ueda, Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Arata Abe, Yasuo Katayama

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(20):2383-4.

 

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2013

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The terms "Wallenberg syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neurotrophic keratopathy due to dorsolateral medullary infarction (Wallenberg syndrome): case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Songdi Wu, Ningning Li, Feng Xia, Kastytis Sidlauskas, Xuemei Lin, Yihua Qian, Wei Gao, Qinlu Zhang

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Dorsolateral medullary infarction (Wallenberg syndrome) is rare in clinical practice; however, the subsequent corneal lesions are more uncommon. To our knowledge, only one such case was previously reported. We report a similar case with successful treatment and recovery, and analyse ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2014

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