|MadSci Network: Medicine|
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.
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