What are the signs and symptoms of lower dorsal pontine (Foville) syndrome in vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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This syndrome may result from lesions to the dorsal tegmentum of the lower pons. The patient exhibits ipsilateral paresis of the whole face (nucleus and fibers of CN VII), horizontal gaze palsy on the ipsilateral side (ie, PPRF with or without CN VI nucleus), and contralateral hemiplegia (corticospinal tract) with sparing of the face.


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