Gasperini syndrome, a report of two cases

Intern Med. 2007;46(3):129-33. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.46.1714. Epub 2007 Feb 1.


We report 2 cases of Gasperini syndrome and consider them with the 11 previously reported cases to describe the clinical characteristics of this rare syndrome: Core neurological signs are peripheral facial nerve palsy and abducens nerve palsy of the affected side: Among all cases, imaging demonstrated a small lesion in the mediolateral tegmental pons (10/13 cases of microinfarction; 2/13 cases of microbleeding). We found that the responsible artery in ischemic Gasperini syndrome is mainly the long circumferential branch of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery; Case 1 is the first case thought to be caused by infarction of the basilar artery's paramedian branch.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Stem Infarctions / diagnosis*
  • Brain Stem Infarctions / therapy
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Syndrome
  • Tegmentum Mesencephali*