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Collett-Sicard Syndrome

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Collett-Sicard Syndrome

return to: Unilateral Laryngeal Paralysis or Vocal Cord Paralysis

Is a constellation of cranial nerve IX-XII defcits caused by a lesion at the jugular foramen, such as Vagal Schwannoma- Radsof glomus jugulare tumor.  see also: Vernet's Syndrome (Jugular foramen Syndrome) Laryngeal paralysis

Clinical Picture- CN IX-XII deficits

Unilateral- unilateral velopharyngeal incompetence (CN IX), unilateral vocal fold paralysis (CN X), trapezius weakness (CNXI), hemitongue atrophy (CNXII).

Jugular Foramen Syndrome

Affected Cranial Nerves

Collet-Sicard syndrome IX,X,XI,XII
Villaret syndrome IX,X,XI,XII sympathetic chain (Horner's syndrome)
Vernet syndrome IX,X,XI
Jackson syndrome X,XI,XII
Schmidt syndrome X,XI
Tapia syndrome X,XII


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Gutiérrez Ríos R, Castrillo Sanz A, Gil Polo C, Zamora García MI, Morollón Sánchez-Mateos N, Mendoza Rodríguez A.Collet-Sicard syndrome. Neurologia. 2015 Mar;30(2):130-2.