TITLE

Contralateral pharyngeal paralysis caused by medial medullary infarction

AUTHOR(S)
Nakajima, M.; Inoue, M.; Sakai, Y.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Sep2005, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p1292
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
A patient with unilateral upper medial medullary infarction presented with contralateral paralysis of the pharyngeal constrictor muscle in association with lemniscal sensory loss, pyramidal insufficiency, and central facial palsy on the same side. Individual differences in supranuclear control of the pharyngeal muscles may explain this rare occurrence. The combination of these signs is described as a syndrome of upper medial medullary lesion.
ACCESSION #
18199139

 

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