Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Recurrent cardiac arrest caused by lateral medulla oblongata infarction
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    Wallenberg's lateral medullary syndrome and its rare signs

    Dear Editor

    Thanks to von Heinemann et al for reporting this brainstem stroke as a reminder of a grave complication of brainstem lesions, and that is cardiac arrest.

    The writer of this case report has mentioned lateral medullary syndrome of Wallenberg after providing us with abbreviated neurological findings, and he has linked his observation with this type of brainstem stroke. The given brain imaging fi...

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