hypoglossal nerve

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Synonyms for hypoglossal nerve

supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles

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Growth of the hypoglossal canals in the human lineage may have accompanied a thickening of the hypoglossal nerve to coordinate tongue movements needed for speaking, Kay's group theorized.
At that time, the initial examination revealed no paralysis of the facial, glossopharyngeal, vagus, accessory, or hypoglossal nerves.
Post operative recovery was uneventful with preserved functions of marginal mandibular and hypoglossal nerves.
He described at least seven cranial nerves and named six pairs: the optic, oculomotor, trigeminal, facial, auditory and hypoglossal nerves.
It is much less common to damage the lingual and hypoglossal nerves.
Classically, their complete course begins near the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), tracks superior and lateral to the common carotid artery, passing medially between the external and internal carotid arteries, passing lateral and superior to the glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves and penetrating the middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle to open into the tonsillar fossa (10, 12).
A suprahyoid neck dissection was done under general anaesthesia with preservation of marginal mandibular, lingual and hypoglossal nerves.
Postoperatively, 1 patient developed deficits of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and hypoglossal nerves as a result of surgery.