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What is lateral medullary syndrome?
Lateral medullary syndrome is a specific type of stroke that occurs in the brain stem. A stroke refers to an injury in the brain that occurs when flow of blood to brain tissue is interrupted by a clogged or ruptured artery, causing brain tissue to die because of lack of nutrients and oxygen.
Common symptoms reported by people with lateral medullary syndrome
Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
June 6, 2020