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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02688697.2020.1777261
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Keywords: Hypoglossal nerve palsy, gunshot Injury, maxilla-facial injury
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


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.