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The clinical features of syringobulbia include:

  • facial pain and dissociated sensory loss:
    • the Vth cranial nerve is damaged as it descends into the cervical spine
    • sensory loss begins at the back of the face and progresses forward, sparing the tip of the nose
  • vertigo and nystagmus - VIII cranial nerve
  • facial, palatal or laryngeal palsy - VII, IX, X, XI cranial nerves dysfunction
  • wasted tongue - XII cranial nerve dysfunction
  • Horner's syndrome - sympathetic loss

Last reviewed 01/2018

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