Now just in case they aren't quite on the tip of your tongue, the nerves that run through the jugular foramen are IX, X and XI.
The syndrome is therefore characterised by:
- loss of taste to posterior 1/3 of tongue (CN IX)
- dysphagia (CN X)
- sternocleidomastoid and trapezius paralysis (CN XI)
Anything that compresses the jugular foramen can cause this syndrome. The commonest cause is a paraganglioma.
Now we've acquired a bit more esoteric MRCP knowledge, lets gallop on to discover some details about thyroid cancer...