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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009
Bioline Code: mj09016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009

 en Facial Nerve Paralysis: A Rare Complication of Parotid Abscess
Athar, Primuharsa Putra Sabir Husin; Yahya, Zakinah; Baki, Marina Mat & Abdullah, Asma


Benign parotid neoplasm and inflammatory processes of the parotid resulting in facial paralysis are extremely rare. We report a 72 -year-old Malay female with poorly-controlled diabetes mellitus who presented with a painful right parotid swelling associated with right facial nerve palsy. The paralysis (Grade VI, House and Brackmann classification) remained after six months.

Facial nerve injuries, parotid neoplasms, parotitis

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