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November 6, 1967

Facial Palsy in OsteopetrosisRelief by Endotemporal Decompression

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown.

JAMA. 1967;202(6):549. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130190155033

The findings at surgery, the resulting recovery of this patient, and the recorded literature lead to one conclusion: endotemporal decompression is the treatment of choice for facial palsy secondary to osteopetrosis.