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Intermittent hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by a calcified persistent hypoglossal artery: An uncommon neurovascular compression syndrome.
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PMID:  23020989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Neurovascular compression is assumed to cause symptoms like trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and vestibular paroxysmia. We present a patient with recurrent episodes of transient dysarthria due to isolated right hypoglossal nerve (HN) palsy. We describe the first case of a calcified persistent hypoglossal artery (PHA) as the putative cause of a hypoglossal neurovascular compression syndrome. Our patient received a daily low-dose medication of carbamazepine resulting in complete relief of symptoms. In conclusion, PHA is not only an anatomic variation but also a possible cause of a neurovascular compression syndrome leading to intermittent HN palsy.
Dan Meila; Axel Wetter; Friedhelm Brassel; Wilhelm Nacimiento
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5883     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology, Klinikum Duisburg-Sana Kliniken, Zu den Rehwiesen 9, D-47055 Duisburg, Germany; Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Medical School Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str.1, 30625 Hannover, Germany. Electronic address:
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