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Injury to the intratemporal facial nerve: Report of a case

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Author(s): Motasaddi M | Saki N

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Facial nerve palsy | Facial trauma | Temptal bone fracture | Injury

ABSTRACT
Injury to the intratemporal facial nerve is caused most commonly by temporal bone fractures resulting from trauma sustained in motor vehicle accidents. Most cases of facial paralysis secondary to temporal bone fracture are caused by longitudinal fractures of this bone. We report a 13 year-old girl with paralysis secondary to temporal bone fracture. After removal of the bone fragments, we observed that the continuity of the facial nerve was intact
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