Progressive Supranuclear Palsy-like Syndrome After Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Case Series

  • Sirisha Nandipati
  • Rucker C Janet
  • Steven J. Frucht


The syndrome of progressive supranuclear palsy‐like syndrome is a rare complication of ascending aortic aneurysm repair. We report two patients with videos and present a table of prior reported cases. To our knowledge there is no previously published video of this syndrome. The suspected mechanism is brainstem injury though neuroimaging is often negative for an associated infarct. We hope our report will increase recognition of this syndrome after aortic surgery, especially in patients with visual complaints.