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superior cerebellar artery syndrome

 

Definition: syndrome due to thrombosis of the superior cerebellar artery that supplies the spinothalamic tract and the superior cerebellar peduncle; there is incoordination in performing skilled movements, with loss of pain and temperature senses on the side of the face and body opposite to that of the lesion.

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