Acute otitis media and facial nerve paralysis in adults.

  title={Acute otitis media and facial nerve paralysis in adults.},
  author={Luca Oscar Redaelli de Zinis and Paolo Gamba and Cristiano Balzanelli},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  volume={24 1},
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology and treatment of facial nerve paralysis associated with acute otitis media are still under debate. The objective of this study was to review treatment strategies and extent of recovery in adult patients with the aim of defining a standard treatment protocol for this rare pathologic condition. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING University hospital, tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Between 1993 and 2000, 11 patients were admitted for facial… CONTINUE READING


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