2015
DOI: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.43038
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Abstract: A very uncommon instance of facial nerve palsy involving isolated temporal bone with associated uncontrolled diabetes mellitus has been noticed. A 53-year-old diabetic male presented himself with facial asymmetry, ear pain, and discharge in the right ear of one-month duration. Clinical examination revealed grade IV [House-Brackmann] right sided facial palsy, and otoscopy of small central perforation. Clinically acute otitis media with facial palsy diagnosis was made. There was minimal response to medical treat… Show more

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“…2,3 The third patient, who presented with 1 month duration of facial weakness, had only mild improvement of his asymmetry and eye closure postoperatively with no ultimate change in his HB grade of IV/ VI. 4 All 3 patients survived.…”
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confidence: 94%
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“…2,3 The third patient, who presented with 1 month duration of facial weakness, had only mild improvement of his asymmetry and eye closure postoperatively with no ultimate change in his HB grade of IV/ VI. 4 All 3 patients survived.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 94%
“…1 Reviewing previously described otologic mucormycosis within the literature, 5 of the 9 patients presented with purulent otorrhea and debris-filled external auditory canal, with intraoperative findings of middle ear and mastoid granulation tissue. [1][2][3][4][5] The remaining 4 cases exhibited no otologic signs or symptoms, all with evidence of a rhinologic origin of the mucormycosis, and have been the only cases that have resulted in death. [6][7][8][9] For these cases, temporal bone pathology was noted on imaging and mucormycosis specificially on autopsy.…”
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