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Recurrent unilateral peripheral facial palsy in a patient with an enlarged styloid process


Péus, Dominik; Kollias, Spyros S; Huber, Alexander M; Huber, Gerhard F (2019). Recurrent unilateral peripheral facial palsy in a patient with an enlarged styloid process. Head and Neck, 41(3):E34-E37.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Recurrent peripheral facial paresis is a rare symptom that may be caused by multiple pathologic conditions.
METHODS We report a case of recurrent peripheral facial palsies caused by an ipsilateral enlarged styloid process. A surgical excision of the process was performed.
RESULTS The treatment was well tolerated. Postoperatively, no further recurrent paresis was observed.
CONCLUSION To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case study of an enlarged styloid process with facial paresis. A detailed workup, including imaging, should be performed in cases with recurrent facial paresis and/or cases with a history of trauma and facial paresis and, of course, to exclude a neoplastic etiology.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Recurrent peripheral facial paresis is a rare symptom that may be caused by multiple pathologic conditions.
METHODS We report a case of recurrent peripheral facial palsies caused by an ipsilateral enlarged styloid process. A surgical excision of the process was performed.
RESULTS The treatment was well tolerated. Postoperatively, no further recurrent paresis was observed.
CONCLUSION To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case study of an enlarged styloid process with facial paresis. A detailed workup, including imaging, should be performed in cases with recurrent facial paresis and/or cases with a history of trauma and facial paresis and, of course, to exclude a neoplastic etiology.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neuroradiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Otorhinolaryngology
Language:English
Date:1 March 2019
Deposited On:18 Feb 2019 14:31
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 09:35
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1043-3074
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.25384
PubMed ID:30584676

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