APIK Journal of Internal Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--50

Wallenberg syndrome with ipsilateral upper motor neuron facial palsy: A rare manifestation


Vijay Sardana, Pallav Jain 
 Department of Neurology, GMC, Kota, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pallav Jain
Department of Neurology, GMC, Kota - 324 001, Rajasthan
India

Lateral medullary syndrome presents with features of ipsilateral Horner syndrome, ipsilateral ataxia, and contralateral hyperalgesia. Patients can have ipsilateral lower motor neuron-type of facial palsy if there is rostral extension of the infarct as it involves the facial nucleus. Presence of ipsilateral upper motor neuron facial palsy is rare, which is due to the involvement of the corticofacial fibers which ascend in the dorsal medulla to reach the facial nerve nucleus. Our case supports the presence of this hypothetical neuroanatomical loop of supranuclear corticofacial fibers.


How to cite this article:
Sardana V, Jain P. Wallenberg syndrome with ipsilateral upper motor neuron facial palsy: A rare manifestation.APIK J Int Med 2022;10:48-50


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Sardana V, Jain P. Wallenberg syndrome with ipsilateral upper motor neuron facial palsy: A rare manifestation. APIK J Int Med [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 29 ];10:48-50
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