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Physiotherapy Management of Peripheral Unilateral Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy in a 53 Year Old Woman: A Case Report | OMICS International | Abstract
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Case Report

Physiotherapy Management of Peripheral Unilateral Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy in a 53 Year Old Woman: A Case Report

Maduagwu Stanley M1*, Kaidal Amina2, Aremu Bukuola J1, Kodiya Aliyu M3, Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi4, Adewale Oyeyemi L4,
Jaiyeola Olabode A1 and Mungonu Mustapha1
1Department of Physiotherapy, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
2Department of Physical and Health Education, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
3Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
4Department of Physiotherapy, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Corresponding Author : Maduagwu Stanley M
Department of Physiotherapy
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital
Bama Road, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Tel: +2348034998207
E-mail: [email protected]
Received February 21, 2014; Accepted July 14, 2014; Published July 16, 2014
Citation: Stanley MM, Amina K, Bukuola AJ, Aliyu KM, Oyeyemi AY, et al. (2014) Physiotherapy Management of Peripheral Unilateral Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy in a 53 Year Old Woman: A Case Report. J Nov Physiother 4:218. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000218
Copyright: © 2014 Stanley MM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Hypoglossal nerve palsy is not common in literature, especially its physiotherapy assessment and management. We described a case of a 53 year old woman who presented clinically with right sided atrophy of the tongue, ipsilateral deviation and fasciculation, a speech defect, inability to swallow solids, and difficulty in swallowing fluid as a result of one year history of hypoglossal nerve palsy after a traditional uvulectomy. She was fully assessed and received physiotherapy management in the form of electrical stimulation and a home programme in combination with spiritual therapy. After 11 weeks of treatment there was improvement in terms of her initial clinical presentation.

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