Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy due to metastatic germinoma in the neck: a ventriculoatrial shunt-related complication.


A 12-year-old boy with suprasellar germinoma was treated with a right-sided ventriculoatrial shunt at diagnosis. He subsequently developed a metastatic neck mass that presented with an isolated right hypoglossal nerve palsy. Radiological investigations showed a vascular tumor and thrombosis of the right internal jugular vein. It is hypothesized that… (More)


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