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TEACHING IMAGES
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 131-132

The heart of the matter: Acute quadriplegia with respiratory paralysis - bilateral medial medullary infarction


Department of Neurology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Bhaskara P Shelley
Department of Neurology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_41_17

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The clinicoradiologic correlate of bilateral medial medullary infarction is described. This is a rare clinical entity of vertebrobasilar stroke syndrome with catastrophic consequences and a poor functional prognosis. Since the initial symptom is quadriplegia, the clinical diagnosis without neuroimaging can be challenging with a potential for misdiagnosis as Guillain–Barré syndrome or brainstem encephalitis in the early stages. The teaching neuroimage of the “heart appearance” sign is revisited.


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