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Chapter Ten - Brainstem Syndromes

from Part II - Basic Knowledge, Sixteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 December 2022

Louis R. Caplan
Affiliation:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre
Aishwarya Aggarwal
Affiliation:
John F. Kennedy Medical Center
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Summary

During the second half of the nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century, clinicians described instances of focal brainstem lesions at various levels. The intent was to learn the location and function of various nuclei and tracts. Some lesions were due to infarcts and hemorrhages. Others were caused by tumors, infections, or other nonvascular processes. These focal lesions were usually named after the first describers. Herein are notable examples.

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Print publication year: 2022

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