Isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy due to vertebral artery dissection.

  title={Isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy due to vertebral artery dissection.},
  author={Karthik Mahadevappa and Thomas Chacko and Anil K Nair},
  journal={Clinical medicine & research},
  volume={10 3},
We report the case of a patient with unilateral tongue weakness secondary to an isolated lower motor neuron hypoglossal nerve palsy that was caused by a right vertebral artery dissection in the lower neck. The patient had a boggy tongue with a deviation to the right side but an otherwise normal neurological examination. Magnetic resonance angiography showed a narrow lumen of the right vertebral artery in the neck. After initially treating the patient with aspirin in the emergency room and later… CONTINUE READING
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