What is the prognosis of lateral medullary (Wallenberg) syndrome?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The prognosis of patients with the lateral medullary syndrome usually is quite good for functional outcome; however, patients may die in the acute phase from aspiration pneumonia, and death has been reported from sleep apnea in a number of cases.


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