• A 2-month-old infant developed facial paralysis with a presentation that masqueraded as a possible middle ear tumor. The cause of the paralysis eventually was related to a metabolic consequence of his underlying disorder, cystic fibrosis. To our knowledge, the association of vitamin A imbalance, pseudotumor cerebri, and facial paralysis has not previously been discussed in the otolaryngologic literature.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:822-825)
Sillman JS, Eavey RD, Reardon EJ, Thornton AR. Metabolic Facial Paralysis in an Infant. Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(12):822–825. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800140066013
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