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Head Neck. 1991 May-Jun;13(3):249-50.

Branchial cleft cyst manifesting as hypoglossal nerve palsy.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka University Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Abstract

Hypoglossal nerve palsy occurred in 2 patients with infected second branchial arch cleft cyst. This very unusual complication of the congenital anomaly has been related to the mechanical compression of the mass. Histologic features of the perineural coat were also suggestive for this etio-pathogenesis.

PMID:
2037480
DOI:
10.1002/hed.2880130317
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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