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Delayed postirradiation bulbar palsy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Neurology (2001)
  • Norlisah Ramli, University Malaya
Abstract
In a hospital series of 70 patients on follow-up after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, 14 patients (20%) developed delayed post-irradiation bulbar palsy 1 to 18 years after radiotherapy (mean 5.5 years). Functional disability was moderate to severe. Three patients had aspiration pneumonia with one mortality. Post-irradiation bulbar palsy was a common complication and probably resulted from direct neuronal damage.
Keywords
  • hypoglossal nerve palsy,
  • radiation
Publication Date
August, 2001
Citation Information
Norlisah Ramli. "Delayed postirradiation bulbar palsy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma" Neurology Vol. 57 Iss. 3 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/norlisah_ramli/6/