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Babinski–Nageotte syndrome, sometimes called Babinski syndrome, is an alternating brainstem syndrome. It occurs when there is damage to the dorsolateral or posterior lateral medulla oblongata. Hence it is also called the alternating medulla oblongata syndrome.
The rare disorder is caused by damage to a part of the brain (medullobulbar transitional area) which causes a variety of neurological symptoms, some of which affect only one side of the body. Symptoms include ipsilateral cerebellar ataxia, sesnory deficits of the face and Horner's syndrome. Contraleteral there is body hemiplegia and hemianesthesia. It was first described in 1902, and later named after the neurologists who initially investigated it, Joseph Babinski and Jean Nageotte.
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