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Unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy: As the only presentation of tuberculosis

Ebadi, H. and Fathi, D. (2012) Unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy: As the only presentation of tuberculosis. Acta Medica Iranica, 50 (10). pp. 717-720. ISSN 00446025 (ISSN)

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Tuberculous spondylitis is not an uncommon disease of the spine. Near one percent of all cases of spinal tuberculosis (TB) involves craniocervical junction. Hypoglossal nerve palsy is not an uncommon neurological finding, but isolated involvement of the hypoglossal nerve is rare and limited to case reports or small case series. Here, we report a case of craniocervical junction tuberculosis presenting with unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy. Case is a 41-year-old woman with neck and suboccipital pain since one month and unilateral right hypoglossal nerve palsy since one week. All laboratory tests were unremarkable except raised ESR level. Involvement of C1-C2 and hypoglossal canal were demonstrated by CT scan of craniocervical junction. Tissue diagnosis of TB was established by open biopsy of the craniocervical junction. © 2012 Tehran University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Acta Med. Iran. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 23275291 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Neurology, 5th Azar Hospital, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Craniocervical junction (CCJ), Hypoglossal nerve, TB, antimycobacterial agent, muscle relaxant agent, nonsteroid antiinflammatory agent, acid fast bacterium, adult, article, atlantooccipital joint, biopsy technique, case report, cervical spine radiography, clinical feature, computer assisted tomography, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, female, heat treatment, histopathology, human, human tissue, hypoglossal nerve palsy, joint biopsy, laboratory test, muscle rigidity, neck pain, neuralgia, tongue disease, tuberculous spondylitis, Adult, Cervical Vertebrae, Female, Humans, Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases, Tuberculosis, Spinal
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 08:44
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 10:49
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1930

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