Wallenberg's Syndrome: An Unusual Case of Dysphagia

Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2007 Nov 9;1(1):135-43. doi: 10.1159/000110871.


A 56-year-old man presented with sudden-onset oropharyngeal dysphagia and vomiting of central etiology. Neurological evaluation showed uvula deviation to the left, paresis of the mid-right portion of the soft palate, lateralization of gaze to the right side, and dysphonia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an infarction in the left lateral medullary region, therefore the diagnosis of Wallenberg's syndrome was established. The neurological issues along with the dysphagia gradually improved and the patient was discharged.

Keywords: Acute dysphagia; Lateral medullary infarct; Wallenberg's syndrome.

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