When cranial nerve X is damaged, uvula deviates to the contralateral side due to compromised elevation of the palate on the affected side.
Impaired gag reflex is a common complication of CN X lesion as the efferent pathway is mediated by CN X.
Difficulty swallowing is a common complication of CN X lesion.
A hoarse voice is a common complication of CN X lesion due to the involvement of recurrent laryngeal nerve which results in ipsilateral vocal cord paralysis.
Impaired cough reflex is a common complication of CN X lesion, this can lead to aspiration pneumonia.
Aspiration pneumonia is a possible complication of CN X lesion and can be life-threatening without treatment, hence the importance of early identification and preventive measures.
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