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Multiple cranial nerve palsies complicating tympanomastoiditis: case report

D.P.O. Oyatsi


Otitis media either acute or chronic, is not uncommon in childhood. Multiple cranial nerve palsies occuring as a complication of either form of otitis media is unusual. A case of a nine year old boy with chronic suppurative otitis media with associated mastoiditis complicated with ipsilateral multiple cranial nerve palsies is presented. A skull X-ray and MRI scan showed sclerotic mastoids. The outcome on antibiotic treatment was good.

(East African Medical Journal: 2002 79(12): 665-666)

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