Atypical features and prognosis of Wallenberg syndrome: Longitudinal study

C. A. Defanti, P. Tiraboschi, L. C. Erli, A. Brambilla, B. Felice

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The lessons of a retrospective study of 24 consecutive cases of Wallenberg syndrome observed during a 6-year span are described: the high frequency of signs and symptoms not considered typical, such as headache, diplopia, supranuclear homolateral facial paresis and homolateral brachiocrural hemiparesis; the unfavorable short term course in a high percentage of cases, and the risk of sudden respiratory arrest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-550
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1988


  • Lateral medullary infarction
  • respiratory arrest
  • Wallenberg syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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