Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  1999 Jun;42(6):779-782.

A Case of Herpes Zoster Oticus Involving Unilateral 9th and 10th Cranial Nerves without Facial Palsy

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Namkwang Hospital, College of Medicine, Seonam University, Kwangju, Korea. nkent@nownuri.net

Abstract

Herpes zoster oticus is a viral disease associated with otalgia, vesicular eruptions, facial paralysis, hearing disturbance, tinnitus, vertigo and other symptoms. Among cranial nerves, trigeminal and facial nerves are the most commonly affected in patients with herpes zoster oticus, but on rare occasions 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th cranial nerves are influenced as well. Authors ex-perienced a case of herpes zoster oticus involving glossopharyngeal nerve and vagal nerve without facial palsy in a 58-year-old male. We report this case with a review of literatures.

Keyword

Herpes zoster oticus; Glossopharyngeal nerve; Vagal nerve

MeSH Terms

Cranial Nerves*
Earache
Facial Nerve
Facial Paralysis*
Glossopharyngeal Nerve
Hearing
Herpes Zoster Oticus*
Herpes Zoster*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Tinnitus
Vertigo
Virus Diseases
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