Lateral Medullary Syndrome (Wallenberg's Syndrome)

INFARCTION of the dorsolateral aspect of MEDULLA OBLONGATA in the BRAIN STEM. It is caused by occlusion of the VERTEBRAL ARTERY and/or the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Clinical manifestations vary with the size of infarction, but may include loss of pain and temperature sensation in the ipsilateral face and contralateral body below the chin; ipsilateral HORNER SYNDROME; ipsilateral ATAXIA; DYSARTHRIA; VERTIGO; nausea, hiccup; dysphagia; and VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p801)
Also Known As:
Wallenberg's Syndrome; Syndrome, Wallenberg; Wallenberg Syndrome; Dorsolateral Medullary Syndrome; Vieseaux-Wallenberg Syndrome; Lateral Medullary Syndromes; Medullary Syndrome, Dorsolateral; Syndrome, Vieseaux-Wallenberg; Syndromes, Lateral Medullary; Vieseaux Wallenberg Syndrome; Wallenbergs Syndrome; Lateral Bulbar Syndrome; Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Syndrome
Networked: 34 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pain (Aches)
2. Deglutition Disorders (Dysphagia)
3. Atherosclerosis
4. Stroke (Strokes)
5. Trigeminal Nerve Diseases (Trigeminal Nerve Disorders)


1. Kleiman, David A: 1 article (08/2014)
2. Barie, Philip S: 1 article (08/2014)
3. Miyamoto, Junichi: 1 article (03/2014)
4. Kubo, Yousuke: 1 article (03/2014)
5. Miyazaki, Hiroko: 1 article (03/2014)
6. Niijima, Kyo: 1 article (03/2014)
7. Iguchi, Fukuichiro: 1 article (03/2014)
8. Otsuki, Taisuke: 1 article (09/2012)
9. Yamamoto, Toshiyuki: 1 article (09/2012)
10. Takahashi, Akio: 1 article (09/2012)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Lateral Medullary Syndrome:
1. Myeloblastin (Proteinase 3)IBA
2. Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime (Ceretec)FDA Link
3. Phenytoin (Dilantin)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Carbon MonoxideIBA
5. BaclofenFDA LinkGeneric
6. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)FDA LinkGeneric
7. AntibodiesIBA
8. Anti-Idiotypic AntibodiesIBA
9. alpha-Fetoproteins (AFP)IBA
10. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Chiropractic Manipulation
2. Catheters
3. Lasers (Laser)
4. Endovascular Procedures
5. Sternotomy