Gradual facial palsy and intrapetrous internal carotid aneurysm: a case report.

@article{Berges1993GradualFP,
  title={Gradual facial palsy and intrapetrous internal carotid aneurysm: a case report.},
  author={Carsten Berges and Arnold Pollak and Anton Valavanis and Ugo Fisch},
  journal={Skull base surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={164-9}
}
A case of aneurysm of the horizontal intratemporal carotid artery with compression of the facial nerve is presented. Exclusion of the aneurysm with an intraluminal balloon did not relieve the facial nerve compression. Surgical resection of the aneurysm and repair of the facial nerve continuity was successfully performed through a combined transmastoid supralabyrinthine approach, after permanent balloon occlusion of the internal carotid artery. 

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