Unilateral Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy Caused by Gunshot Injury

Ozdemir B., Kanat A., Batcik S., Batcik O. E. , Celiker M., Kayayurt K.

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, cilt.29, ss.424-426, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0000000000004126
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.424-426


Cranial nerve palsies after gunshot injury are not uncommon. However, in the literature, only 1 patient with isolated hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by gunshot has been published. The authors describe a 34-year-old man suffering from unilateral isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by gunshot injury as a second reported patient. The bullet entered maxillary sinus, and caused condylar fracture, then ended up C1-2 interspace. The bullet was surgically removed by a posterior approach. It is important to pay attention to hypoglossal nerve injury when confronted with a gunshot wound. The authors recommend early and sufficient surgical decompression.