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Lateral Medullary Infarction

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.003

Series: What Do I Do Now

Lateral Medullary Infarction

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The classic symptoms and signs of infarction of the lateral medulla are extremely important to recognize. The usual cause is occlusion of the intracranial portion of the vertebral artery, but occasional patients can develop the syndrome by occluding a penetrating artery branch to the medulla.

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Subjects: Neurology

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