malum suboccipitale

malum suboccipitale

An obsolete, nonspecific term attributed to JN Rust (1775–1840) that formerly dignified:
(1) Tuberculosis of the first and second vertebrae; or
(2) Lesions of any aetiology (e.g., degenerative, infectious, neoplastic, traumatic) of the suboccipital region, which may be accompanied by cardiac arrhthymia, lingual atrophy, hypoglossal and/or vagal nerve paralysis and trigeminal neuralgia.
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