Rapidly progressive fatal respiratory failure (Ondine's curse) in the lateral medullary syndrome.

@article{Terao2004RapidlyPF,
  title={Rapidly progressive fatal respiratory failure (Ondine's curse) in the lateral medullary syndrome.},
  author={Shin-ichi Terao and Naofumi Miura and Yutaka Osano and Aiji Noda and Gen Sobue},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={41-4}
}
A 70-year-old man presented with unilateral lateral medullary infarction, and then died of rapidly progressive respiratory failure within a day. The clinical manifestations were hiccups, hoarseness, dysarthria, nystagmus, left central facial paralysis, paralysis of the left soft palate, dysphagia, decreased superficial sensation over the right face and upper limb, and cerebellar ataxia in the left upper and lower limbs. The arterial blood gas analysis revealed mild hypoventilation. Soon… CONTINUE READING