Contralateral pharyngeal paralysis caused by medial medullary infarction

Nakajima, M.; Inoue, M.; Sakai, Y.
September 2005
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Sep2005, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p1292
Academic Journal
journal article
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.


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