a1 Department of Otolaryngology, Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 E 77th Street, New York, USA.
a2 Department of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 E 77th Street, New York, USA.
a3 Department of Radiology, Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 E 77th Street, New York, USA.
Paralysis of the tongue due to isolated bilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy is a rare occurrence. Due to a trauma the cause in our case may have been a traction injury to both hypoglossal nerves at the base of skull. In some cases a contributing factor may be malformation of the skull base. Most cases have a good prognosis for recovery.
(Accepted May 15 1995)
c1 Dr Arnold Komisar, M.D., D.D.S., 1317 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021. USA.