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Congenital middle ear encephalocele initially seen with facial paresis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1989932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital middle ear encephalocele (CMEE) is a rare entity, previously reported in only 29 patients. It might originate from dehiscence of the tegmen tympani or antri or the bony plate of the posterior fossa. The common presenting symptoms are spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea and/or rhinorrhea, persistent "serious otitis media," conductive hearing loss, and, occasionally, recurrent meningitis. We report a case of CMEE initially seen with progressive facial paresis, review the previously reported cases of CMEE, and discuss the pathogenesis and surgical management.
N Uri; A Shupak; E Greenberg; J Kelner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1043-3074     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:    1991 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-06     Completed Date:  1991-03-06     Revised Date:  2006-10-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Carmel Lady Davis Hospital, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea / etiology
Ear Diseases / congenital,  pathology
Ear, Middle* / pathology
Encephalocele / complications*,  pathology
Facial Paralysis / etiology*

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