Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

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Edited By: David Isaacs

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 74/118 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1440-1754

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An 11-year-old boy presented to the neurology clinic for evaluation of tongue deviation. The tongue deviation was noted by the paediatrician on a routine office visit; the family or the patient himself had no concerns. Medical history was unremarkable, except, a remote history of resection of an infected cystic lesion on his neck at the age of 18 months. Physical examination showed tongue deviated to the left side and atrophy of the left tongue as shown in Figure 1. The rest of the general and neurological exam was normal.

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