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Glynn F, Keogh IJ, Burns H
2006
September
Journal Of Laryngology And Otology
Neglected keratosis obturans causing facial nerve palsy.
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Keratosis obturans is characterized by the accumulation of desquamated keratinous material in the bony portion of the external auditory canal. Classically, it is reported to present with severe otalgia, conductive hearing loss and global widening of the external auditory canal. Extensive erosion of the bony meatus, with exposure of the facial nerve, has been previously reported, but no case of facial nerve palsy has as yet been published. We report the first published case, to our knowledge, of a unilateral facial nerve palsy secondary to neglected keratosis obturans.
10.1017/S0022215106001137
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