Hypoglossal nerve paralysis in a burn patient following mechanical ventilation

O. Weissman, O. Weissman, N. Farber, U. Berger, G. Grabov Nardini, I. Zilinsky, E. Winkler, J. Haik

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Traumatic injury resulting in isolated dysfunction of the hypoglossal nerve is relatively rare and described in few case reports. We present a patient with isolated unilateral palsy of the twelfth cranial nerve (CN XII) resulting from recurrent airway intervention following extensive burn injuries. The differential diagnosis for paralysis of the CN XII is also discussed herein. This case illustrates the significance of comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and the need for refined airway manipulation in patients that require multiple endotracheal intubations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Burns and Fire Disasters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Burn patients
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Hypoglossal nerve
  • Intensive care
  • Nerve injury


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