MadSci Network: Medicine

Re: Wath is Wallenbeg disease

Date: Thu Jan 29 10:22:21 1998
Posted By: kathi clement, faculty md, family practice, Univ. of Wyoming
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 884473969.Me

Good question Cecilia and I'm glad you're volunteering at a nursing
home!  	Wallenberg syndrome is a circulation problem that a person can
have.  The actual blood vessel involved or occluded is a branch of   the
vertebral artery called the posteroinferior cerebral artery  which
carries alot of blood to the brain.  The person can have alot of face
pain, and problems with temperature abnormalities on the side of the
involved blood vessel.  They also can have hoarseness, hiccups,
dizziness, nausea, difficulty walking, and their eyes may also be
involved with strange rotating movements of the eyes called nystagmus.

Current Queue | Current Queue for Medicine | Medicine archives

Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Medicine.

MadSci Home | Information | Search | Random Knowledge Generator | MadSci Archives | Mad Library | MAD Labs | MAD FAQs | Ask a ? | Join Us! | Help Support MadSci

MadSci Network,
© 1995-1998. All rights reserved.