Facial nerve palsy following temporal bone fracture
Facial nerve palsy has been observed in about 1.5% cases of head injury due to temporal bone fracture. The patient being reported had a road traffic accident, and developed facial nerve palsy after 1 week of the incident. He was initially started on acyclovir by a local practioner. Computerized tomography showed temporal bone fracture as the cause for delayed facial palsy. This article is intended to create awareness regarding the delayed presentation of facial nerve palsy following temporal bone fracture.
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