Unilateral tongue atrophy

Gen Dent. 2006 Nov-Dec;54(6):425-7.

Abstract

A 64-year-old woman who sought routine dental treatment was noted to have unilateral atrophy of the tongue. The medical and dental significance of this manifestation is reviewed.

MeSH terms

  • Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery
  • Carotid Stenosis / surgery
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injuries*
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscular Atrophy
  • Tongue / injuries*
  • Tongue / innervation
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*