[Aneurysm of the internal carotid artery--a differential diagnosis of paralysis of the caudal cranial nerves].

Abstract

Paralysis of the caudal cranial nerves, e. g. the nervus glossopharyngeus, vagus and accessorius, may cause disorders in swallowing and speaking leading to a reduction in the patient's quality of life. Glomus tumors or malignant lesions of the skull base are a frequent cause of such lesions. We report on the case of a 48 year old patient who presented an acute lesion of these cranial nerves in combination with paresis of the nervus hypoglossus as a result of an aneurysm of the internal carotid artery directly underneath the base of the skull. The aneurysm was treated by parent vessel occlusion. The results of this procedure were a shrinkage of the aneurysm and an improvement in the neurological symptoms.

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@article{Koscielny2003AneurysmOT, title={[Aneurysm of the internal carotid artery--a differential diagnosis of paralysis of the caudal cranial nerves].}, author={Sven Koscielny and J. Koch and Wolfram Behrendt}, journal={HNO}, year={2003}, volume={51 9}, pages={728-32} }