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Facial nerve palsy caused by parotid gland abscess.
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PMID:  22017803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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.
R N Kristensen; C H Hahn
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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:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
ENT Department, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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