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February 1978

The Benign Lateral Medullary Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH.

Arch Neurol. 1978;35(2):112-113. doi:10.1001/archneur.1978.00500260050013

• Four young, otherwise healthy men developed the signs and symptoms of lateral medullary ischemia following extraordinary outdoor exercise. The syndrome was short-lived, with excellent long-term prognosis. We suggest that the designation "benign lateral medullary syndrome" is appropriate for this transient nonrecurring state.