An intraneural ganglion cyst causing unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy

Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Hobart Hospital, 48 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia.
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (Impact Factor: 1.38). 06/2011; 18(8):1114-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2010.12.030
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Intracranial ganglion cysts are rare. We report a patient with a rare unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by an intraneural ganglion cyst. To our knowledge, there are only four reports of ganglion/synovial cysts causing unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy. Our aim is to present the fifth report, and to compare our findings with the others.

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