Unilateral Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy Caused by Gunshot Injury.

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Summary of "Unilateral Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy Caused by Gunshot Injury."

Cranial nerve palsies after gunshot injury are not uncommon. However, in the literature, only 1 patient with isolated hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by gunshot has been published. The authors describe a 34-year-old man suffering from unilateral isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by gunshot injury as a second reported patient. The bullet entered maxillary sinus, and caused condylar fracture, then ended up C1-2 interspace. The bullet was surgically removed by a posterior approach. It is important to pay attention to hypoglossal nerve injury when confronted with a gunshot wound. The authors recommend early and sufficient surgical decompression.


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Name: The Journal of craniofacial surgery
ISSN: 1536-3732


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