A rare case of an undiagnosed middle ear tumor due to late referral

Ng, Jia Ji and Ong, Hui Yan and Nasseri, Zara and Azmi, Mohd Imree and Abdullah, Asma (2021) A rare case of an undiagnosed middle ear tumor due to late referral. Cureus, 13 (1). ISSN 2168-8184, DOI https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.12584.

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Facial nerve tumors constitute about 5% of all facial nerve paralysis. As it is relatively uncommon, it could be misdiagnosed. We encountered an 18-year-old girl who had right facial weakness since the age of four, referred to otorhinolaryngology clinic for further evaluation only when her hearing deteriorated and the facial weakness worsened. Further investigation revealed facial nerve schwannoma. Facial nerve paralysis in the pediatric age group is uncommon and should be examined in detail to rule out other possible etiologies besides Bell's palsy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facial nerve paralysis;Facial nerve schwanoma;Middle ear tumors;Paraganglioma
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology > Otology. Diseases of the ear
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 03:02
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2022 03:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/34865

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