Tapia syndrome

Ta·pi·a syn·drome

(tah'pē-ă),
unilateral paralysis of the larynx, the velum palati, and the tongue, with atrophy of the latter.

Ta·pi·a syn·drome

(tah'pē-ă),
unilateral paralysis of the larynx, the velum palati, and the tongue, with atrophy of the latter.

Ta·pi·a syn·drome

(tah'pē-ah sin'drōm)
Unilateral paralysis of the larynx, the velum palati, and the tongue, with atrophy of the latter.

Tapia,

Antonio, Spanish otolaryngologist, 1875-1950.
Tapia syndrome - unilateral paralysis of the larynx, velum palati, and tongue, with atrophy of the latter.
Tapia vagohypoglossal palsy

Ta·pi·a syn·drome

(tah'pē-ah sin'drōm)
Unilateral paralysis of larynx, velum palati, and tongue, with atrophy of the last.
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Tapia syndrome is rare presentation in otorhinolaryngology, and a very limited number of reports of such cases has been published in the literature.
Most later reports described Tapia syndrome as a peripheral disease of the Xth and XIIth cranial nerves.
Central Tapia syndrome, which is extremely rare, is characterized by hemiparesis, often with hemihypoesthesia contralateral to the cranial nerve palsies.
To the best of our knowledge, only 3 cases of medial or mediolateral medullary infarction and the classic clinical features of central Tapia syndrome have been described during the past century; 2 of these patients had brainstem infarctions, and 1 had meningovascular syphilis.
Our patient's peripheral Tapia syndrome was caused by a vertebral artery dissection, which usually occurs as the result of an expanding hematoma in the vessel wall following rupture of the intimal layer of the vessel.
An understanding of the different anatomic features in this area may explain the development of Tapia syndrome in our patient.