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Neck Tongue Syndrome; Started During Childhood and Still Existing [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2012; 18(2): 75-76 | DOI: 10.4274/Tnd. 55822  

Neck Tongue Syndrome; Started During Childhood and Still Existing

Levent Ertuğrul İnan1, Nurten İnan2, Esra Süt2, Özlem Coşkun1, Serap Üçler1
1Ministry Of Health Ankara Research And Training Hospital, Department Of Neurology
2Ministry Of Health Ankara Research And Training Hospital, Department Of Anesthesiology

A sydrome, unilateral upper nuchal or occipital pain with or without numbness in these areas, accompanied by simultaneous ipsilateral numbness of the tongue is explicable by compresion of the second cervical root in the atlantoaxial space on sharp rotation of the neck as published justly by Lance JW and Anthony M in 1980. Since then totaly few papers were published about this syndrome. The patient is 15 years old girl and she has been suffering from ipsilateral numbness and pain on the neck and tongue during sharp rotation of the neck for ten years. She has no history of neck travma. In this case report we discussed rarely seen neck tongue syndrome patient.

Keywords: Neck tongue syndrome, headache, treatment.


Levent Ertuğrul İnan, Nurten İnan, Esra Süt, Özlem Coşkun, Serap Üçler. Neck Tongue Syndrome; Started During Childhood and Still Existing. Turk J Neurol. 2012; 18(2): 75-76

Corresponding Author: Özlem Coşkun, Türkiye


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