Babinski-Nageotte syndrome due to vertebral artery dissection

Fumi Irie, Kazunori Toyoda, Noriko Hagiwara, Shigeru Fujimoto, Yasushi Okada

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Hemimedullary infarction, which presents Babinski-Nageotte syndrome, has been mainly reported to result from atherosclerotic occlusion of the vertebral artery. A 54-year-old housewife with right nuchal pain developed Wallenberg's syndrome followed by left hemiparesis. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging documented fresh infarcts in the right hemimedulla and right dorsal cerebellum. Angiography revealed dissection of the right vertebral artery as a cause of the infarcts. Anterograde progression of the dissection might cause stepwise evolution of her neurological symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-874
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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