volume 28, issue 1, P133-134 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.815321
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Andrew J. Durnford, Stuart E. Harrisson, Adam Ditchfield, Emad Shenouda

Abstract: A 60-year-old lady presented with intermittent headaches. Examination revealed striking marked unilateral tongue atrophy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic lesion in the hypoglossal canal and a provisional diagnosis of cystic hypoglossal schwannoma made. Annual surveillance scans showed stable appearances but surprisingly at 3 years they showed a significant reduction in the size of the lesion. Most patients with hypoglossal schwannomas present with ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy; careful…

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