Bilateral Medial Medullary Syndrome Secondary to Takayasu Arteritis

Deshpande, Anirudda and Chandran, Vijay and Pai, Aparna and Rao, Suryanarayana and Shetty, Ranjan (2013) Bilateral Medial Medullary Syndrome Secondary to Takayasu Arteritis. BMJ Case Reports .

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Medial medullary syndrome (MMS) is a rare type of stroke which results due to occlusion of the anterior spinal artery or vertebral artery or its branches. In this case report we present a patient who developed MMS secondary to Takayasu arteritis (TA). TA is a chronic inflammatory arteritis primarily involving the arch of aorta and its branches, which in our patient resulted in occlusion of subclavian arteries as well as infarction of the medial medulla bilaterally. To our knowledge this is the first time that MMS has been found to occur secondary to TA.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neurology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2014 06:30
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2014 06:30

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