Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2012; 09(02): 140-142
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnt.2012.11.006
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Isolated glossopharyngeal and vagus nerve palsy due to fracture involving the jugular foramen – Report of three cases

Ishwar Singh
a  Associate Professor & Head, Department of Neurosurgery, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana 124001, India
,
Shyam Singla
b  Sr Professor & Unit Head, Department of Surgery, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
,
Gulshan Kumar
c  Sr Resident, Department of Surgery, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
,
Seema Rohilla
d  Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
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04 November 2012

25 November 2012

Publication Date:
06 April 2017 (online)

Abstract

Paralysis of the lower cranial nerves in closed head injuries is very rare. Only sporadic cases of post-traumatic lower cranial palsy have been documented so far. We report 3 such cases who presented with lower cranial palsy due to fracture of the base of skull. They were managed conservatively with enteral feeding and steroids. Two patients recovered completely and one patient could achieve only partial recovery at one-year follow up.