Which physical findings are characteristic of pontine warning syndrome in basilar artery thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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This is the manifestation of motor fluctuation that resembles the so-called capsular warning syndrome. Clinical features cannot definitely distinguish between these 2 syndromes. The most common features are waxing and waning of hemiparesis. The postulate mechanism is the plaque in the basilar artery at the orifice of the branch to the pons, resulting in paramedian pontine infarction. [5]


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