Sunday, 27 January 2019


Also called beauty parlor syndrome.

Transient ischaemia of the basilar circulation system. Dizziness, vertigo, headaches, vomit, diplopia, blindness, ataxia, imbalance and weakness are all possible symptoms.

Ear symptoms may also cause ischaemia of the inner ear. Posterior circulation imbalance rarely causes only one symptom. Isolated dizziness is rarely VBI.  Standard artherosclerotic risk factors. May be associated with facial pain - sharp single stabs or jolts of pain.

Wallenberg Syndrome - lateral medullary syndrome, caused by a vertebral artery stroke. May be facial pain with a contralateral hyperanalgesia.

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