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'Oblongata' crises in tabes dorsalis.
  1. L J Libman,
  2. J H Matthews

    Abstract

    A patient in the pre-ataxic stage of tabes dorsalis suffered from gastric crises, but in addition had numerous episodes of apnoea and coma which in the older literature have been described as 'oblongata crises'--the presumption being that the crises are due to a brain stem disturbance.

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