Hypoglossal nerve injury caused by halo-suspension traction. A case report.

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STUDY DESIGN A case report of injury to the hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) resulting from the use of halogravity traction in a child with severe cervicothoracic kyphosis after an anterior and posterior spinal release. OBJECTIVE To describe one of the potential dangers of halo-suspension (gravity) traction, which has not been reported previously in the… (More)

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