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Acute suppurative parotitis and facial paralysis

  • Y. T. Pang (a1) and C. H. Raine (a1)


A case of facial nerve paralysis secondary to acute suppurative parotitis is described. This is a rare complication in the absence of malignant processes in the parotid.


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Address for correspondence: Y. T. Pang, F.R.C.S.Ed., F.R.C.S.(Glas.), 201 Beechwood House, Melville Grove, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7AG. Fax: (44) 0191-213 1968


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Acute suppurative parotitis and facial paralysis

  • Y. T. Pang (a1) and C. H. Raine (a1)


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