publication . Article . 2017

Wisdom tooth extraction causing lingual nerve and styloglossus muscle damage: a mimic of multiple cranial nerve palsies

Carr, A. S.; Evans, M.; Shah, S.; Catania, S.; Warren, J. D.; Gleeson, M. J.; Reilly, M. M.;
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  • Published: 26 Feb 2017 Journal: Practical Neurology, volume 17, pages 218-221 (issn: 1474-7758, eissn: 1474-7766, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The combination of tongue hemianaesthesia, dysgeusia, dysarthria and dysphagia suggests the involvement of multiple cranial nerves. We present a case with sudden onset of these symptoms immediately following wisdom tooth extraction and highlight the clinical features that allowed localisation of the lesion to a focal, iatrogenic injury of the lingual nerve and adjacent styloglossus muscle.
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free text keywords: Clinical Neurology, General Medicine, Lesion, medicine.symptom, medicine, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Dysarthria, Trigeminal nerve, Dysgeusia, Anatomy, Tongue, medicine.anatomical_structure, Cranial nerves, business.industry, business, Lingual nerve, Dysphagia, NEUROANATOMY, ORAL MEDICINE, TRIGEMINAL NERVE
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publication . Article . 2017

Wisdom tooth extraction causing lingual nerve and styloglossus muscle damage: a mimic of multiple cranial nerve palsies

Carr, A. S.; Evans, M.; Shah, S.; Catania, S.; Warren, J. D.; Gleeson, M. J.; Reilly, M. M.;