Bilateral hypoglossal nerve injury with occipital condylar fracture

Cornelius H. Lam, Joseph Stratford

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Background: A 20-year-old woman with a right occipital condylar fracture and bilateral hypoglossal nerve injury is presented. Only 17 cases of condylar fracture have been reported in the literature. Methods: The patient was evaluated with plain films, coronal and axial cut CT, and MRI. Results: MRI showed a severely distorted but otherwise normal medulla and a displaced condylar bone fragment. Conclusion: Condylar fracture may cause twelfth nerve palsy by injuring the central or peripheral nerve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1996


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