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Acute myelogenous leukemia presenting as facial nerve palsy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3469169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is presented of a 5.5-year-old girl admitted with acute mastoiditis and facial nerve palsy. The final diagnosis of leukemic infiltration of the mastoid bone, middle ear and VIIth cranial nerve was made only after surgery and histological examination. Similar cases described in the English literature are reviewed and treatment is discussed. Chemotherapy or combined chemo- and radiotherapy are the treatment of choice in known leukemic patients without symptoms of superimposed infection of the ear or the mastoid process. Surgical management is restricted to cases in which tissue for histological diagnosis is required or drainage of acute infection is needed.
R Levy; G Har-El; K Segal; J Sidi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-01     Completed Date:  1987-04-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diagnostic Errors
Facial Paralysis / diagnosis*
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis*,  pathology
Mastoiditis / diagnosis

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