Tapia's syndrome | definition of Tapia's syndrome by Medical dictionary
Tapia's syndrome [tah´pe-ahz]
unilateral paralysis of the tongue and larynx, the soft palate being unaffected. It follows injury to the vagus and hypoglossal nerves, most often from trauma or a tumor.
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The hypoglossal nerve can be injured alone, or it can also be injured together with the lingual nerve or recurrent laryngeal nerve (Tapia's syndrome).
The hypoglossal nerve might be injured together with the lingual or recurrent laryngeal (Tapia's syndrome) nerves because of the concomitant pathways of these nerves.
Central Tapia's syndrome
("matador's disease") caused by metastatic hemangiosarcoma.