Important aspect of hypoglossal nerve injury following gunshot wound; Can the clivus has a role? A case report


Ozdemir B., Kanat A. , Erturk C., Batcik O. E. , Celiker F. , Celiker M., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02688697.2020.1777261
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY

Abstract

Cranial nerve palsies after gunshot injury are not uncommon. We report the mechanism of isolated hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by a gunshot. We report a 74 years old patient in whom a bullet entered through the right nostril and then ended up right occipital condyle. The only neurologic deficit was tongue deviation which resolved in one week. The bullet was not removed. The effect of clival slope may have an importance in this type of injury.