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IJHSR. 2014; 4(9): 364-367

Hiccups and Dysphagia A Rare Presentation of A Lateral Medullary Syndrome (Wallenberg’s Syndrome).

V.C.Patil, Rahul Patil, Ketan Kshirsagar, Rishu Garg, Vinit Chaudhary, Sumit Choudhary.

A hiccup is a rare symptom in lateral medullary syndrome (Wallenberg’s Syndrome). The lateral medullary syndrome is an uncommon form of stroke. A 52 years old male smoker patient presented with history of sudden onset hiccups, dysphagia, vertigo and hoarseness of voice. He was diagnosed as a case of lateral medullary syndrome. Patient improved partially with supportive line of treatment. Lateral medullary syndrome is caused by occlusion of the cranial segment of vertebral artery or posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA). We can diagnose lateral medullary syndrome clinically and CT/MRI of the brain. It should be managed with appropriate treatment.

Key words: dysphagia, lateral medullary syndrome, Wallenberg syndrome, posterior inferior cerebellar artery, hiccup

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