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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 57, No. 2, 2009, pp. 206-207
Bioline Code: ni09059
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Neurology India, Vol. 57, No. 2, 2009, pp. 206-207

 en Ondine's curse after brainstem infarction
Pedroso, José Luiz; Baiense, Robson Fantinato; Scalzaretto, Ana Paula; Neto, Pedro Braga; Teixeira de Góis, Aécio Flávio & Ferraz, Maria Elisabeth


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.

Brainstem infarction, central sleep apnea, ondine′s curse

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