Raymond Céstan syndrome

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Raymond Céstan syndrome
Synonym Céstan–Chenais syndrome , upper dorsal pontine syndrome,
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Basillar artery runs down the middle(in above image) and blockage is cause of this condition

Raymond Céstan syndrome is caused by blockage of the long circumferential branches of the basilar artery.[1] It was described by Étienne Jacques Marie Raymond Céstan and Louis Jean Chenais.[2] Along with other related syndromes such as Millard-Gubler syndrome, Foville's syndrome, and Weber's syndrome, the description was instrumental in establishing important principles in brain-stem localization.[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.clineu-journal.com/article/S0303-8467(07)00181-3/abstract
  2. ^ http://www.whonamedit.com/synd.cfm/618.html
  3. ^ Silverman, IE; Liu, GT; Volpe, NJ; Galetta, SL (June 1995). "The crossed paralyses. The original brain-stem syndromes of Millard-Gubler, Foville, Weber, and Raymond-Cestan". Archives of neurology. 52 (6): 635–8. PMID 7763214. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540300117021. 
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