Document Detail


Facial nerve palsy caused by parotid gland abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22017803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Objectives:We present the first report of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium acnes parotid abscesses complicated by facial nerve palsy. Facial nerve palsy secondary to parotid gland abscess is rare, with only eight previously reported cases.Method:Case reports and literature review concerning parotid abscess and facial nerve palsy presentation and management.Case reports:Within two months, two female patients presented with parotid gland abscess complicated by unilateral facial paralysis. Both were treated with intravenous antibiotics and surgery. In the first case, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was cultivated, in the other, Propionibacterium acnes was found. In the first case, facial nerve function did not recover.Conclusion:Parotid gland abscess can lead to facial paralysis. Both methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium acnes may be involved. Ultrasonography or computed tomography is recommended to exclude a parotid abscess in patients presenting with suppurative parotitis.
Authors:
R N Kristensen; C H Hahn
Related Documents :
22905483 - A rare case of intrinsic ureteral endometriosis causing hydronephrosis in a 40-year-old...
19141933 - Categorical similarity comparison of ciren and nass.
11679863 - Evaluating the quality of systematic reviews in the emergency medicine literature.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
ENT Department, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Association of ORMDL3, STAT6 and TBXA2R gene polymorphisms with asthma.
Next Document:  A risk-benefit analysis approach to seafood intake to determine optimal consumption.