[Maurice Villaret, Fr. neurologist, 1877–1946]
Ipsilateral paralysis of the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and sometimes the 7th cranial nerves and the cervical sympathetic fibers. It is caused by a lesion in the posterior retroparotid space. The signs and symptoms include paralysis and anesthesia of the pharyngeal area with difficulty swallowing; loss of taste sensation in the posterior third of the tongue; paralysis of the vocal cords and the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles; and Horner's syndrome.
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Villaret,Maurice, French neurologist, 1877-1946.
Villaret syndrome - retropharyngeal or retroparotid space lesion that causes unilateral paralysis of cervical sympathetic nerves 9-12.
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