Facial Nerve Paralysis Due to Aviation Barotrauma in a Child: A Case Report MD01-MD02
A David Rothner,
9500 Euclid Ave S60, Cleveland-44195, Ohio, USA.
Facial nerve paralysis due to aviation barotrauma is a rare occurrence that has previously only been seen in adults. This case report describes the presentation of baroparesis in a female child, which posed unique challenges due to the transient nature of the occurrence. The majority of the child’s symptoms resolved during the flight, but she reported an aural fullness persisting for 12 days. She was referred to paediatric neurology and paediatric otolaryngology for a systematic review of the possible causes of her episode. Possible preventive measures are proposed for this type of episode.