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Babinski-Nageotte syndrome

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Syndrome seen in unilateral bulbar affections with lesions of the medullobulbar transitional region.

Description

Syndrome seen in unilateral bulbar affections with lesions of the medullobulbar transitional region. The main symptoms consist of cerebellar hemiataxia, contralateral hemiparesis, loss of sensibility of body and extremities, and ocular findings; with an associated Bernard-Horner syndrome (enophthalmos, blepharoptosis, and miosis).

First described in 1902. The eponymic term was introduced by Pierre Marie.

Bibliography

  • J. J. F. F. Babinski, J. Nageotte:
    Hémiasynergie, latéropulsion et miosis bulbaire.
    Nouvelle iconographie de la Salpêtrière, 1902: 492.

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