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Isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by an atlanto-occipital joint synovial cyst

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Mujic, A and Hunn, AWM and Liddell, J and Taylor, BV and Havlat, M and Beasley, T, Isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by an atlanto-occipital joint synovial cyst, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 10, (4) pp. 492-495. ISSN 0967-5868 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0967-5868(03)00083-3

Abstract

An isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve lesion is an uncommon cranial nerve palsy. We report a case of isolated hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by an intra-dural synovial cyst. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a twelfth nerve paralysis caused by a synovial cyst. The anatomy of the hypoglossal nerve, its blood supply and the relationship of the nerve to the atlanto-occipital joint are reviewed, along with the common causes of isolated hypoglossal nerve paralysis. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Nervous System and Disorders
Author:Hunn, AWM (Mr A Hunn)
Author:Liddell, J (Dr John Liddell)
Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
Author:Havlat, M (Dr Marek Havlat)
ID Code:27781
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-03-22
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