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The unusual occurrence of an otic capsule fracture with preservation of hearing is presented. In addition, the patient suffered facial paralysis beginning 6 days after the injury that rapidly recovered. Fifteen-month follow-up reveals stable hearing thresholds. The course of a fracture through the inner ear could be an important factor in determining the potential for hearing preservation.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol

Publication Date

27/04/2001

Volume

58

Pages

173 - 177

Keywords

Child, Facial Nerve Injuries, Facial Paralysis, Hearing, Humans, Male, Radiography, Skull Fractures, Temporal Bone, Time Factors