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Wallenberg syndrome caused by hemorrhage in medulla oblongata: a case report

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A previously healthy 19 year-old college student presented with abrupt onset of nausea, vomiting, dizziness and vertigo, and progressively worsened with hoarseness, and swallowing disturbance, imbalance, numbness of right face and left-side limbs and trunk. The diagnosis of Wallenberg syndrome was established by clinical manifestations and medullary hemorrhage by combination use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with computed tomography (CT). Supportive treatment was given to the patient and there was considerable improvement in his neurologic status after 40 days treatment.

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Zhang, H. , Wu, J. , Liu, P. , Lei, J. and Liu, J. (2010) Wallenberg syndrome caused by hemorrhage in medulla oblongata: a case report. Health, 2, 1218-1220. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.210180.

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