Unilateral Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy Caused by Gunshot Injury


OZDEMIR B. , KANAT A. , BATCIK S. , Batcik O. E. , CELIKER M. , KAYAYURT K.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.29, sa.2, ss.424-426, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0000000000004126
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.424-426

Özet

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.