Saturday, 20 November 2010

MRCP revision battle 55.5: Lateral medullary syndrome

Lateral medullary syndrome is a condition in which a patient has a set of symptoms as a result of insult to the medulla.

Lateral medullary syndrome is usually due to PICA or vertebral artery occlusion.

Features include:
  • cerebellar signs
  • contralateral pain and temperature sensation loss
  • ipsilateral Horners
  • ipsilateral loss of pain and temperature sensation on face
  • ipsilateral paralysis of palate, pharynx and cords

On to some vision loss...