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Method of Thompson and Smoker for Narrowing the Cause of a Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy (Cranial Nerve XII) Based on Identifying the Affected Segment on Imaging Studies

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Thompson and Smoker evaluated patients with hypoglossal palsy and correlated the segment of the hypoglossal nerve that was involved with the most likely causes. This can help the neurologist determine the optimum diagnostic strategy. The authors are from the Medical College of Virginia.

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