Direct motor neurotization of the facial nerve was first described by Korte in 1903 through the use of the hypoglossal nerve
with an end-to-end coaptation to the facial nerve.
THN Sleep Therapy stimulates the hypoglossal nerve
increasing muscle tone of multiple tongue muscles and preventing the tongue from collapsing into the upper airway during sleep.
Physical examination confirmed a right hypoglossal nerve
palsy but other cranial nerves were intact and there were no signs of myelopathy.
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Hypoglossal nerve
stimulation system (HGNS) can provide significant relief from upper airway obstruction during sleep to patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by increasing the airflow, a new study has revealed.
Third BCCs are posterior to the common or internal carotid artery and the sternocleidomastoid muscle, between the hypoglossal nerve
below and the glossopharyngeal nerve above.
Histopathologic lesions in brain of zebu with spongiform encephalopathy and cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Switzerland, 2004 * Site Cow Zebu Brainstem Dorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve (+) (++) Nucleus of spinal tract of trigeminal (++) (+++) nerve Nucleus of hypoglossal nerve
(+) (++) Reticular formation (++) (++) Nucleus of solitary tract (++) (+++) Vestibular nuclei (++) (+) to (++) Olivary nuclei (++) (++) Cerebellar cortex (-) (+) Midbrain (substantia grisea centralis) (+) to (++) (++) to (+++) Thalamus (++) (++) to (+++) Hippocampus n.
Though there are several new neurostimulation devices competing in the market for treating OSA, we selected ImThera's aura6000 because of its ability to deliver targeted hypoglossal nerve
stimulation to achieve optimal muscle stimulation.
A New Treatment for Sleep Apnea: Hypoglossal Nerve
Stimulation" will be presented by Ryan Soose, MD at the 21[sup.
Her background included the diagnosis of idiopathic unilateral vagal and hypoglossal nerve
palsies 4 years previously, with normal magnetic resonance imaging (MR1).
Apnex has created an implantable medical gadget, dubbed as the Hypoglossal Nerve
Stimulation System (HGNSR), in order to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) of the patients.
Kay's group examined a bony tube located at the bottom of the skull, called the hypoglossal canal, through which the hypoglossal nerve
Thirteen out of 14 operated patients were successfully implanted with a six electrode cuff around the main trunk of the hypoglossal nerve
, and a pulse generator (IPG) in a subcutaneous pocket in the upper chest.