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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 206--207

Ondine's curse after brainstem infarction

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Jose Luiz Pedroso
Pedro de Toledo Street, 544/206, São Paulo, São Paulo
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.51298

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This report describes a rare case of acquired Ondine's curse. The patient developed central sleep apnea syndrome named Ondine's curse after a brainstem infarction. Lesions involving the descending medullocervical pathways that subserve automatic breathing can result in this syndrome.


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