aetiology

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There are both central and peripheral causes of a tenth cranial nerve palsy:

  • central causes including:
  • tumours
  • vascular lesions
  • syringobulbia
  • motor neuron disease
  • peripheral - posterior fossa - causes including:
  • tumours
  • aneurysms
  • chronic meningitis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome

Last reviewed 01/2018

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