Congenital Unilateral Facial Palsy and Internal Auditory Canal Stenosis

Kao Min Lin, Chao Ching Huang, Joseph Hang Leung

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Congenital stenosis of the internal auditory canal is a rare clinical entity. The majority of patients exhibit sensorineural hearing loss, and preserve facial-nerve function. We present a patient who manifested congenital unilateral facial palsy and ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss clinically. Neuroimaging demonstrated stenosis of the unilateral internal auditory canal and hypoplasia of the ipsilateral trigeminal, facial, and vestibulocochlear nerves, despite normal function of the trigeminal nerves. The functional prognosis of facial and vestibulocochlear nerves was poor, and cognitive development demonstrated borderline delay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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