Multiple cranial nerve palsy after otitis externa: a case report

Jan B.S. Boringa*, Otto S. Hoekstra, J. W. Peter Roos, Frits W. Bertelsmann

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We report in this paper a case of a patient who developed extensive cranial nerve paresis on the left and right side after otitis externa. Investigation revealed an osteomyelitis of the skull base. We describe this disease and stress the importance of the gallium scan in the diagnostic process and therapeutic follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995

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