Congenital Unilateral Facial Palsy and Internal Auditory Canal Stenosis

Kao Min Lin, Chao Ching Huang, Joseph Hang Leung

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Abstract

Congenital stenosis of the internal auditory canal is a rare clinical entity. The majority of patients exhibit sensorineural hearing loss, and preserve facial-nerve function. We present a patient who manifested congenital unilateral facial palsy and ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss clinically. Neuroimaging demonstrated stenosis of the unilateral internal auditory canal and hypoplasia of the ipsilateral trigeminal, facial, and vestibulocochlear nerves, despite normal function of the trigeminal nerves. The functional prognosis of facial and vestibulocochlear nerves was poor, and cognitive development demonstrated borderline delay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Vestibulocochlear Nerve
Pathologic Constriction
Trigeminal Nerve
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Neuroimaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Congenital Unilateral Facial Palsy and Internal Auditory Canal Stenosis. / Lin, Kao Min; Huang, Chao Ching; Leung, Joseph Hang.

In: Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 39, No. 2, 08.2008, p. 116-119.

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Lin, Kao Min ; Huang, Chao Ching ; Leung, Joseph Hang. / Congenital Unilateral Facial Palsy and Internal Auditory Canal Stenosis. In: Pediatric Neurology. 2008 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 116-119.
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