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CAUSES OF UNILATERAL GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL LESIONS

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CAUSES OF UNILATERAL GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL LESIONS

1. Leads to diminished sensation of the ipsilateral palate - LOSS OF IPSILATERAL GAG.
2. Central causes - PICA territory infarction (lateral medullary syndrome), syringobulbia, MND.
3. Peripheral causes - ICA aneurysm (at the jugular foramen), BOS tumors, chronic meningitis, GBS.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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