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 IJOHNS  Vol.3 No.5 , September 2014
A Rare Case of Suppurative Parotitis with Facial Nerve Palsy
Abstract: Parotid mass causing facial nerve palsy is rare, and is associated with malignant tumours. Acute infection or abscess leading to facial nerve palsy is an extremely rare complication. A literature review revealed only 16 cases of facial nerve palsy associated with suppurative parotitis or parotid abscess. We present a case of deep parotid abscess which is complicated by facial nerve dysfunction.
Cite this paper: Kanzhuly, M. , Gupta, D. and Muralidharan, C. (2014) A Rare Case of Suppurative Parotitis with Facial Nerve Palsy. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 3, 248-251. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.35045.
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