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Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases Summary

Description: Diseases of the twelfth cranial (hypoglossal) nerve or nuclei. The nuclei and fascicles of the nerve are located in the medulla, and the nerve exits the skull via the hypoglossal foramen and innervates the muscles of the tongue. Lower brain stem diseases, including ischemia and MOTOR NEURON DISEASES may affect the nuclei or nerve fascicles. The nerve may also be injured by diseases of the posterior fossa or skull base. Clinical manifestations include unilateral weakness of tongue musculature and lingual dysarthria, with deviation of the tongue towards the side of weakness upon attempted protrusion.

Also Known As: Cranial Nerve XII Disorders; Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy; Hypoglossal Neuralgia; Hypoglossal Neuropathy; Twelfth Cranial Nerve Disorder Show All >>

Networked: 29 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 3 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Methylprednisolone : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 18 Generic
  2. Acyclovir (Aciclovir) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 51 Generic
  3. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma : 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  4. Medial Medullary Syndrome : 2 results : IBA
  5. tebufenozide (Mimic) : 2 results : IBA
  6. Amyloid (Amyloid Fibrils) : 1 result : IBA
  7. Eagle syndrome : 1 result : IBA
  8. papillary Thyroid cancer : 1 result : IBA

Diseases Related to Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases

  1. Dysarthria (Spastic Dysarthria)
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  3. Paresis (Hemiparesis)
  4. Infarction
  5. Horner Syndrome (Horner's Syndrome)
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Key Therapies for Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases

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  1. Denervation : 1 study in 1 result
  2. Decompression : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Radiotherapy : 5 results
  4. General Anesthesia : 5 results
  5. Transplants (Transplant) : 2 results
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