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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2005;23(4): 531-533.
연수경색에 의한 중심성 안면마비 2예
박창윤, 이규용 김승현
한양대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
Two Cases of Central Facial Palsy due to Medullary Infarction
Chang-Yun Park
Department of Neurology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
According to the anatomical pathways of the corticobulbar tract, it is known that the responsible lesion site of central facial palsy is at the level of the midpons or the more rostral portion. In rare cases, central facial palsy is found in medullary lesions. We report two cases of medullary infarctions which presented as central facial palsy. These cases suggested that the hypothesis that part of the pathway of the facial corticobulbar fibers descend ipsilaterally to the lower medulla before decussating and ascending contralaterally to the facial nucleus.KeyWords:Central facial palsy, Medullary infarction