Case 21

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

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Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 21

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A 22-year-old woman complained of having difficulty eating, and of closing her right eye. There was a history of otitis media 3 weeks previously for which she had received antibiotics. On examination, there was a complete right lower motor neuron VII palsy and she was given steroids and aciclovir for presumptive Bell’s palsy. Over the next 4 days she developed bilateral hearing loss accompanied by severe right frontal and periorbital pain, worse on coughing. The following day she had double vision on looking to the right. Examination confirmed altered sensation over the V1 and V2 distribution, a right VI nerve palsy, right lower motor neuron VII and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.

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Subjects: Neurology

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