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Pontomedullary sulcus infarct: a variant of lateral medullary syndrome.
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PMID:  17043294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, it is now possible to identify and determine the precise location of medullary infarcts. The lateral part of the medulla is most commonly affected by infarction. Classifications of lateral medullary infarcts are usually based on anatomical data, using rostrocaudal and dorsoventral axes to establish correlations with clinical symptoms. Different subtypes of lateral medullary syndrome, depending on location, shape and size of the infarct, have been described in the literature. We report a rare case of a patient presenting with an unusual clinical picture in relation to an infarct specifically located in the lateral part of the pontomedullary sulcus.
F Vuillier; L Tatu; E Dietsch; E Medeiros; T Moulin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1468-330X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-17     Completed Date:  2006-10-27     Revised Date:  2010-09-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1276-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fédération des Sciences Neurologiques, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Infarction / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medulla Oblongata / pathology*
Middle Aged
Pons / pathology*

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