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Positional hoarseness: an unusual symptom in jugular foramen mass
  1. Manish Jaiswal1,
  2. Mukesh Kumar Bhaskar1,
  3. Radhey Shyam Mittal2,
  4. Balkrishna Ojha3
  1. 1Department of Neurosurgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mukesh Kumar Bhaskar, drmannu84{at}


We came across a case of jugular foramen mass causing positional hoarseness on turning the head left and disappearing on returning the head to a straight position. Hoarseness of voice due to vagus nerve involvement is seen in jugular foramen mass but positional hoarseness has never been seen before. We report this rarest presentation and discuss the pathophysiology behind it.

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