Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Print friendly version

Wallenberg syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Lateral medullary syndrome
  • PICA syndrome
  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome
  • Vertebral artery syndrome
  • Wallenberg's syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Overview

Wallenberg syndrome is a condition that affects the nervous system. Signs and symptoms may include swallowing difficulty; hoarseness; dizziness; nausea; vomiting; quick involuntary eye movements (nystagmus); balance and coordination problems; and Horner syndrome. It is often caused by a brain stem stroke.[1][2] Treatment generally focuses on the specific signs and symptoms present and may include use of a feeding tube for swallowing difficulty, speech and/or swallowing therapy, and medication for pain.[1]
Last updated: 3/16/2012

References

  1. NINDS Wallenberg's Syndrome Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). February 15, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/wallenbergs/wallenbergs.htm. Accessed 3/13/2012.
  2. Love BB, Biller J. Neurovascular System. In: Goetz CG. Textbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
Your Questions Answered
by the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

2 question(s) from the public on Wallenberg syndrome have been answered. See questions and answers. You can also submit a new question.

Basic Information

  • MedlinePlus provides much more information on stroke in general. MedlinePlus is a Web site designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions.
  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders. Click on the link to view information on┬áthis topic.

In Depth Information

  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Wallenberg syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Lateral medullary syndrome
  • PICA syndrome
  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome
  • Vertebral artery syndrome
  • Wallenberg's syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.