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Bilateral bulbar palsy and postural hypotension following surgery for fourth ventricle subependymoma

  • Rami Tadros
    Corresponding author. Tel.: +61 412 986 226.
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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  • Anne Tonkin
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
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      We report a 54-year-old man who developed bilateral bulbar palsy and severe postural hypotension following resection of a fourth ventricle subependymoma. It is proposed that interruption of the function of the nucleus of the tractus solitarius (in which the baroreflex is integrated) may have been responsible for the postural hypotension.


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