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October 1983

Hemilingual Paralysis Caused by Spontaneous Carotid Artery Dissection

Author Affiliations

From the Sections of Neurosurgery (Drs Goodman and Cooper) and General Surgery (Dr Zink), Methodist Hospital of Indiana, and the Division of Neurological Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine (Drs Goodman and Cooper), Indianapolis.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(10):653-654. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050090089016

• Hypoglossal nerve dysfunction may result from compression or stretching by enlargement of the ipsilateral cervical carotid artery undergoing spontaneous dissection. Tongue paralysis associated with transient ischemia should localize the lesion to the neck.

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