Déjérine's syndrome or Spiller's syndrome?

P. Pergami, T. E. Poloni, F. Imbesi, M. Ceroni, F. Simonetti

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We report the difference existing between two clinical syndromes: Spiller's syndrome is caused by a complete involvement of the medial hemimedulla, while Déjérine's syndrome is determined by lesions restricted to the anterior portion of the medial hemimedulla and is characterized by hypoglossal nerve palsy and contralateral hemiparesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Déjérine's syndrome
  • Medial medullary syndrome
  • Spiller

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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