Which neurologic syndromes are associated with vertebrobasilar artery stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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A variety of specific neurologic syndromes [9, 10] have been described in vertebrobasilar artery stroke, based on constellations of findings. Some examples are as follows:

  • Lateral medullary (Wallenberg) syndrome

  • Medial medullary (Dejerine) syndrome

  • Cerebellar infarction

  • Locked-in syndrome

  • Top-of-the-basilar syndrome

  • Internuclear ophthalmoplegia

  • One-and-a-half syndrome

  • Ventral pontine (Millard-Gubler) syndrome

  • Upper dorsal pontine (Raymond-Cestan) syndrome

  • Upper dorsal pontine (Raymond-Cestan) syndrome

  • Lower dorsal pontine (Foville) syndrome

  • Ventral midbrain (Weber) syndrome

  • Dorsal midbrain (Benedikt) syndrome

  • Posterior Cerebral Artery occlusion


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