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Claude's syndrome

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Claude's Syndrome describes a stroke in the mid-brain affecting dorso-lateral structures. A branch of the posterior cerebral artery is occluded, leading to unilateral infarction of a cerebral peduncle and a red nucleus.

Claude's Syndrome is clinically characterised by:

  • ipsilateral Horner's syndrome
  • contralateral hemiplegia
  • contralateral sensory loss - face and limbs
  • if lower midbrain involved - ipsilateral cerebellar deficit