On the Problem of Paralytic Dysphagia Caused by Posterior Skull Base Tumors

  • Madjid Samii
  • Wolfgang Draf
  • Johannes Lang


Intracranial mass lesions of the cerebellopontine angle and jugular foramen, extracranial masses at the skull base, trauma to the skull base and neck, and the surgical removal of tumors in this region can result in a unilateral vagus nerve deficit with paralysis of the soft palate and pharynx and, through loss of the superior and inferior laryngeal nerves, paralysis of the ipsilateral vocal cord.


Vagus Nerve Soft Palate Cerebellopontine Angle Jugular Foramen Glottic Closure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madjid Samii
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Draf
    • 2
  • Johannes Lang
    • 3
  1. 1.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKrankenhaus Nordstadt derHannover 1Germany
  2. 2.Städtische Kliniken FuldaFuldaGermany
  3. 3.Vorstand des Anatomischen Instituts der UniversitätWürzburgGermany

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