Cholesteatoma is a well recognized cause of a facial nerve palsy. The usual mechanism for this complication is direct pressure on the nerve. We present a case in which the facial nerve has been transected by cholesteatoma and discuss the possible causes.
BACKGROUND The optimal use of various therapeutic combinations for moderate/severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. The GLISTEN trial compared the efficacy of two long-acting anti-muscarinic antagonists (LAMA), when combined with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a long-acting β2 agonist (LABA). METHODS This randomised, blinded,… (More)