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Facial palsy due to tuberculosis: the value of CT

  • P. J. Hadfield (a1), B. K. Shah (a1) and G. W. Glover (a1)

Abstract

This case report demonstrates the value of CT in the investigation of facial palsy due to tuberculous mastoiditis. This is the best imaging modality available for identifying features suggestive of tuberculosis, the disease extent, presence of complications and demonstration of anatomy prior to surgery.

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Miss Hadfield, F.R.C.S., Department of Otolaryngology, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ.

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Facial palsy due to tuberculosis: the value of CT

  • P. J. Hadfield (a1), B. K. Shah (a1) and G. W. Glover (a1)

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