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what is jugular foramen syndrome?
what is it caused by?
what are its symptoms?
entrapemnt of any of the last four cranial nerves and or the neraby carotid nerve

tumor (primary form the nasopharynx or secondary from the uper cervical lymph nodes)

symptoms :
- pain in or behind ear due to irritation of the auricular branches of the 9 and 10
- headache due to irritation of the meningeal branch of 10
-hoarseness due to paralysis of the laryngeal nerves
- dysphagia (diffiuclty to swallow) due to paralysis of the pharyngomotor fibres
- honers syndrome ( ptosis of upper eyelid, pupillary constriction) due to interruption of sympathetic internal caortid nerve
- wasting of affected side of tongue and deviation of the protruded tongue to the affected side due to infranuclear paralysis of 12
- deviation of teh uvula away form the affected side due to unoposed action of levator palatini
- sensory loss in oroharynx on the affected side
- inabllity do adduct the voral cord to the midline
- weakness and wasting of sternocleidomastoid and treapezius due to interruption of 11

sympathetic signs may be absend if accessory nerves will be unaffected
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Author: Schnuschnax
Main topic: Medicine
Topic: Anatomy
Published: 17.02.2010




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