Res Vestib Sci.  2011 Mar;10(1):34-37.

A Case of Facial Palsy Developed after Vestibular Neuritis Involving Superior Vestibular Nerve

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. thecell@medimail.co.kr

Abstract

Vestibular neuritis is generally thought to be caused by a viral or postviral inflammatory disorder of vestibular structures. But there is no definite evidence to explain this pathophysiological mechanism until now. We experienced an unusual case of 34-year-old man who presented with facial paralysis several days after vertigo of a whirling nature. We report a case of facial palsy developed in succession of ipsilateral vestibular neuritis involving superior vestibular nerve which may infer the viral pathophysiology for the vestibular neuritis with a brief literature review.

Keyword

Vestibular neuritis; Facial paralysis
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