What are the cerebellar findings in vertebral artery dissection (VAD)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019
  • Author: Eddy S Lang, MDCM, CCFP(EM), CSPQ; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Cerebellar findings may include the following:

  • Nystagmus

  • Medial medullary syndrome

  • Tongue deviation to the side of the lesion (impairment of CN XII)

  • Contralateral hemiparesis

  • Ipsilateral impairment of fine touch and proprioception (nucleus gracilis)

  • Internuclear ophthalmoplegia (lesion of the medial longitudinal fasciculus)


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