Medial pontine syndrome
Classification and external resources
. (Medial pontine syndrome affects structures at the bottom of the diagram: the corticospinal tract, abducens nerve, and occasionally the facial nerve.
is also affected, but not pictured.)
Medial inferior pontine syndrome is a condition associated with a contralateral hemiplegia.
"Medial inferior pontine syndrome" has been described as equivalent to
Foville's syndrome. [1 ]
Presentation [ edit ]
Although medial pontine syndrome has many similarities to
medial medullary syndrome, because it is located higher up the brainstem in the pons, it affects a different set of cranial nuclei.
Depending upon the size of the infarct, it can also involve the
Human brainstem blood supply description.
is #7, and
is visible below it.
Medial pontine syndrome results from occlusion of paramedian branches of the
References [ edit ]
^ Hubloue I, Laureys S, Michotte A (September 1996). "A rare case of diplopia: medial inferior pontine syndrome or Foville's syndrome". Eur J Emerg Med 3 (3): 194–8. PMID 9023501.
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