Case 48

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 48

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A 33-year-old woman presented with a 1-week history of severe pain in the right ear radiating to the jaw. Three days after the onset of the pain she had developed right facial weakness with associated tinnitus, hearing loss, and vertigo, with a tendency to fall to the left. On examination, there was a right lower motor neuron VII palsy with sensorineural hearing loss on the right. The gait was unsteady and she veered to the left when trying to walk.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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