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Ultrasound Guidance for Implantation of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator in a Breast Implant Patient.

08:00 EDT 12th September 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Ultrasound Guidance for Implantation of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator in a Breast Implant Patient."

The hypoglossal nerve stimulator (HGNS) is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in qualified patients. The implantation is typically performed without direct visualization or image guidance. A surgical approach utilizing ultrasound guidance has proved useful for patients with silicone breast implants, which may be at risk of rupture during insertion of the device. This surgical modification expands the population that can benefit from HGNS to now include patients with breast implants.

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Name: The Laryngoscope
ISSN: 1531-4995
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The 12th cranial nerve. The hypoglossal nerve originates in the hypoglossal nucleus of the medulla and supplies motor innervation to all of the muscles of the tongue except the palatoglossus (which is supplied by the vagus). This nerve also contains proprioceptive afferents from the tongue muscles.

Diseases of the twelfth cranial (hypoglossal) nerve or nuclei. The nuclei and fascicles of the nerve are located in the medulla, and the nerve exits the skull via the hypoglossal foramen and innervates the muscles of the tongue. Lower brain stem diseases, including ischemia and MOTOR NEURON DISEASES may affect the nuclei or nerve fascicles. The nerve may also be injured by diseases of the posterior fossa or skull base. Clinical manifestations include unilateral weakness of tongue musculature and lingual dysarthria, with deviation of the tongue towards the side of weakness upon attempted protrusion.

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