Marginal mandibular nerve palsy due to compression by a cervical hard collar

J Orthop Trauma. 1995 Apr;9(2):177-9. doi: 10.1097/00005131-199504000-00015.


A case history of a trauma patient who developed a palsy of the marginal mandibular nerve from compression by a cervical spine hard collar is presented. After clinical and radiographic screening found no evidence of occult cervical spine pathology, the collar was removed; the palsy resolved uneventfully during the next 2 days.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Braces / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multiple Trauma / complications
  • Multiple Trauma / therapy*
  • Neck
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*
  • Schizophrenia / complications
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injuries*