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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-97

Bilateral facial (VII) and vestibulocochlear (VIII) nerves palsy: What is the cause?


Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, SGRD IMSR, Amritsar, India

Correspondence Address:
Vanita Sarin
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, SGRD IMSR, Amritsar
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.100735

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Bilateral facial (VII th) and vestibulocochlear (VIII th) nerves involvement is a rare presentation and often indicates a severe underlying medical condition. The differential diagnosis of its causes are extensive and so it presents as a diagnostic challenge. Both, physicians and ENT surgeons should be aware of these various diagnostic possibilities to avoid life long complications. We present here a case of 37-year-old female with sequential bilateral facial nerve and vestibulocochlear nerve involvement, which was successfully managed.


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