Korean J Audiol.  2013 Apr;17(1):35-37. 10.7874/kja.2013.17.1.35.

Wegener's Granulomatosis Presenting as Bilateral Otalgia with Facial Palsy: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. jjkingy2k@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Pathology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is defined as a granulomatous inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract due to a systemic vasculitis. Facial nerve palsy may occur during the course of any granulomatous or vasculitis disease. But very few cases have been reported in which facial nerve palsy is the presenting feature of WG. We recently experienced an interesting case of WG presenting as acute middle ear infection and subsequent bilateral facial palsy.

Keyword

Earache; Facial paralysis; Wegener granulomatosis

MeSH Terms

Ear, Middle
Earache
Facial Nerve
Facial Paralysis
Inflammation
Paralysis
Respiratory System
Systemic Vasculitis
Vasculitis
Wegener Granulomatosis
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