Facial nerve palsy following temporal bone fracture

  • Robin George Manappallil Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3973-6800
  • Sivakumar Sumukhan Senior Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
  • Ashish Pappinisseri Krishnan Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
Keywords: Facial nerve palsy, temporal bone fracture, trauma, head injury


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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How to Cite
Manappallil, R., Sumukhan, S., & Krishnan, A. (2019). Facial nerve palsy following temporal bone fracture. Asian Journal of Bio-Medical Research EISSN: 2452-6275, 4(4), 1-3. Retrieved from http://pharmamedix.in/index.php/AJBR/article/view/9