Isolate hypoglossal nerve palsy as a rare cause of cervical osteophyte

  • Filippo Manelli | f.manelli68@gmail.com Emergency and Urgency Department, Valle Camonica Hospital, Esine (BS), Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0797-0360
  • Maria Sofia Cotelli Neurology Unit, Valle Camonica Hospital, Esine (BS), Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7010-2809
  • Marinella Turla Neurology Unit, Valle Camonica Hospital, Esine (BS), Italy.
  • Paolo Donati Emergency and Urgency Department, Valle Camonica Hospital, Esine (BS), Italy.
  • Mariachiara Michelini Neurology Unit, Valle Camonica Hospital, Esine (BS), Italy.
  • Eugenio Atzeni Neurology Unit, Valle Camonica Hospital, Esine (BS), Italy.
  • Michele Briganti Neurology Unit, Valle Camonica Hospital, Esine (BS), Italy.

Abstract

Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy is rare, and etiological diagnosis is difficult. We report a case of a 64-year-old Caucasian woman, evaluated due to gradually progressive slurred speech and swallowing deficits, which was diagnosed for isolated hypoglossal compression by a cervical osteophyte.

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2020-10-13
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Keywords:
Hypoglossal, palsy, osteophyte, cervical, spine.
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Manelli, F., Cotelli, M. S., Turla, M., Donati, P., Michelini, M., Atzeni, E., & Briganti, M. (2020). Isolate hypoglossal nerve palsy as a rare cause of cervical osteophyte. Italian Journal of Medicine, 14(4), 245-246. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2020.1358