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Vernet's syndrome induced by internal jugular vein thrombosis
  1. Keisuke Shima,
  2. Kazuo Iwasa,
  3. Mitsuhiro Yoshita,
  4. Masahito Yamada
  1. Department of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kazuo Iwasa, Department of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan; neuiwasa{at}med.kanazawa-u.ac.jp.

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A 64-year-old Japanese man without vascular risk was admitted to our hospital 2 months after an abrupt and severe rotation of the neck to the left, which occurred when he lifted his bag from behind a seat. After the injury, he suffered headaches radiating to the left retroauricular region. Seven days later, he developed hoarseness; 6 weeks later, he developed difficulty in swallowing and moving his left shoulder. Neurological examination revealed the pharyngeal wall had shifted to the right and decreased movements on the left soft palate. The patient's pharyngeal reflex was absent and he had dysarthria with hoarseness and atrophy …

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