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Delayed facial palsy following uncomplicated stapedectomy

  • Michael C. F. Smith (a1), Pacifica Simon (a2) and K. K. Ramalingam (a2)

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We report six cases of partial lower motor neurone facial palsy occurring between four and ten days after uncomplicated stapedectomy. The aetiology is unclear but recovery was rapid and complete in all patients.

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ENT Department, Mr M. C. F. Smith, Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN

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Shambaugh, G. E., Glasscock, M. E. (1980) Surgery of the Ear. 3rd edition. W. B. Saunders.
Shea, J. J. (1988) Thirty years of stapes surgery. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 102: 1419.
Zohar, Y., Laurian, N. (1985) Facial palsy following stapedectomy: (a case report). Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 99: 387388.

Delayed facial palsy following uncomplicated stapedectomy

  • Michael C. F. Smith (a1), Pacifica Simon (a2) and K. K. Ramalingam (a2)

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