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August 1985

Facial Nerve Palsy Associated With Warthin's Tumor

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(8):548-549. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800100096016

• A solid parotid mass and an ipsilateral facial weakness is nearly pathognomonic for a malignant parotid neoplasm. There are only a few documented cases in the world's literature of nonmalignant parotid lesions causing facial paralysis. A case is presented of a Warthin's tumor causing a facial palsy. Extensive areas of necrosis, inflammation, and fibrosis surrounding braches of the facial nerve may have accounted for the facial palsy.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:548-549)