Bilateral medial medullary syndrome secondary to Takayasu arteritis

Anirudda Deshpande, Vijay Chandran, Aparna Pai, Suryanarayana Rao, Ranjan Shetty

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5600
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 13-08-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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