Prognosis of ramsay hunt syndrome presenting as cranial polyneuropathy

  title={Prognosis of ramsay hunt syndrome presenting as cranial polyneuropathy},
  author={Young Ho Kim and Moon Young Chang and Hak Hyun Jung and Yong-Soo Park and Seung Hwan Lee and Jun Ho Lee and Seung-ha Oh and Sun O Chang and Ja-Won Koo},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is known to be accompanied with cranial polyneuropathy very occasionally. We reviewed our experience to analyze the clinical manifestations and prognosis of these cases. 

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