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Pontine ischaemic stroke syndromes
  1. Marcus Ground1,2,
  2. Martin N M Punter3,4,
  3. Ian Rosemergy4
  1. 1 University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  2. 2 The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
  3. 3 Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
  4. 4 Department of Neurology, Wellington Regional Hospital, Newtown, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marcus Ground, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, 6021, New Zealand; marcus.ground{at}


Classic Raymond syndrome is a rare neurological presentation comprising ipsilateral abducens palsy, contralateral facial paresis and contralateral hemiparesis. We present a man in his late 60s who presented with diplopia, dysarthria and right-sided limb weakness. This syndrome is one of a group of ‘crossed paralyses’ of the caudal pons.


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  • Contributors MG conceived of and drafted the manuscript. MMNP and IR supervised and edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally reviewed by Tom Hughes, Cardiff, UK.

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