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Medial pontine syndrome
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Pons. (Medial pontine syndrome affects structures at the bottom of the diagram: the corticospinal tract, abducens nerve, and occasionally the facial nerve. Medial lemniscus is also affected, but not pictured.)
ICD-10 G46.3

Medial pontine syndrome is a condition associated with a contralateral hemiplegia.

"Medial inferior pontine syndrome" has been described as equivalent to Foville's syndrome.[1]



Although medial pontine syndrome has many similarities to medial medullary syndrome, because it is located higher up the brainstem in the pons, it affects a different set of cranial nuclei.

Structure affected Presentation
Corticospinal tract Contralateral hemiparesis
Medial lemniscus Contralateral PCML loss
Abducens nerve Strabismus

Depending upon the size of the infarct, it can also involve the facial nerve.


Human brainstem blood supply description. Basilar artery is #7, and pons is visible below it.

Medial pontine syndrome results from occlusion of paramedian branches of the basilar artery.


  1. ^ Hubloue I, Laureys S, Michotte A (September 1996). "A rare case of diplopia: medial inferior pontine syndrome or Foville's syndrome". Eur J Emerg Med 3 (3): 194–8. PMID 9023501.  

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