Midbrain Infarction Presenting with Weber's Syndrome and Central Facial Palsy: A Case Report


Algin D. , Taser F., Aydin S., Aksakalli E.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.46, no.4, pp.197-199, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-199

Abstract

Weber's syndrome is a distinctive brainstem disease characterized by ipsilateral 3(rd) nerve palsy with contralateral hemiplegia and is due to an intrinsic or extrinsic lesion in the ventral midbrain. To date, there is limited literature concerning Weber's syndrome associated with central facial palsy, but none was demonstrated with comprehensive explanation. We report a rare case presented with Weber's syndrome and central facial palsy caused by infarction of ventromedial crural region of the mesencephalon.