Brief Clinical StudiesDifferent Navigation of the Hypoglossal Nerve in the Same Patient In the Light of the LiteratureUlu, Sahin MD*; Bucak, Abdulkadir MD*; Gonul, Yücel PhD†; Guzel, Hilal MSc†; Tekin, Mustafa S. MD*Author Information From the Departments of *Otolaryngology and †Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Received January 8, 2013. Accepted for publication March 2, 2013. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Sahin Ulu, MD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, University of Afyon Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey 03200; E-mail: [email protected] The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 2013 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p e393-e394 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31829035a3 Buy Metrics Abstract The hypoglossal nerve appears typically between the internal carotid artery and internal jugular vein and down in the lateral groove between these 2 anatomical structures on to the right common carotid artery bifurcation. In this case report, we presented a patient that was operated on for laryngeal carcinoma, and abnormal navigation of hypoglossal nerve was observed during the neck dissection. © 2013 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.