Bulbar palsy

What is Bulbar palsy?

Bulbar palsy refers to impairment of function of the cranial nerves IX, X, XI and XII, which occurs due to a lower motor neuron lesion either at nuclear or fascicular level in the medulla oblongata or from lesions of the lower cranial nerves outside the brainstem.

In contrast, pseudobulbar palsy describes impairment of function of cranial nerves IX-XII due to upper motor neuron lesions of the corticobulbar tracts in the mid-pons. For clinically evident dysfunction to occur, such lesions must be bilateral as these cranial nerve nuclei receive bilateral innervation.

Bulbar palsy is an assortment of signs and symptoms, not the name of a precise disease.

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My husband has parkinson's disease and is currently in the hospital in ICU with a ventilator. The doctor mentioned bulbar palsy may be why he can't...

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I have had some speech difficulties for about 8 months, slurring/lisp. SOem slight swallowing issues too but nothing severe or often. I have had a...

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I have been diagnosed with bulbar palsy. However I wonder if myasthenia gravis could still be a possibility. 2Hz repetitive stimulation was done...

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