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Dejerine's syndrome II

Alternative eponyms

  • Dejerine's anterior bulbar syndrome.

Related people

Alternating hypoglossial hemiplegia syndrome, anterior bulbar syndrome, pyramid-bulbar syndrome, pyramid-hypoglossal syndrome.

Description

Occlusion or haemorrhage of the anterior spinal artery resulting in ipsilateral paralysis of the tongue, contralateral pyramidal paralysis of the arm and leg, and occasional contralateral loss of proprioceptive and tactile senses. Eye movement may be impaired and also bladder and bowel function if the medial fasciculus is also involved.

Bibliography

  • R. J. Gorlin, J. J. Pindborg, N. M. Cohen Jr:
    Syndromes of the Head and Neck.
    2nd edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1976, p 200.

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